Cherry Health: Get the Facts
- Cherries are fat-, cholesterol- and sodium-free.
- One cup of cherries is less than 90 calories.
- That same cup of cherries has 3 grams of fiber, which aids in digestion, lowers cholesterol,controls blood sugar and can help with weight loss.
- Cherries are a good source of vitamin C, with 16% of the daily recommended value in onecup.
- Cherries also contain vitamin A, calcium, protein and iron.
- Potassium in cherries keeps the body functioning and plays a key role in muscle, heart,kidney and nerve cell functions. One cup of cherries has 260 mg of potassium.
- Cherries are one of the top antioxidant-rich foods and may prevent the onset of severalchronic diseases.
- Anthocyanins in cherries give the fruit its red color and help protect the heart andsurrounding tissues.
- Boron in cherries helps maintain calcium balance and promotes bone health. Boron may alsoprevent osteoporosis.
- Research has found that eating cherries reduces pain and inflammation associated witharthritis and gout.
- Cherries contain melatonin (which regulates sleep cycles) and may be a helpful food forfighting jet lag and insomnia.
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