Nutrition benefits of cherries

Cherry benefits

I’m so excited that cherries are in season right now! They make the perfect summer snack. Here are top 8 reasons why you should go out and buy some right now!

  1. They are loaded with antioxidants to help protect your cells from free radicals, which can help slow down aging.
  2. The melatonin in them help you sleep better.
  3. They have anti-inflammatory properties that can help with arthritic and inflammatory conditions, including gout.
  4. They may help reduce pain and sore muscles after a workout.
  5. They promote a healthy heart by helping regulate blood pressure and may reduce risk of strokes.
  6. A cup of cherries is less than 100 calories making them a low calorie, tasty choice.
  7. They are packed with vitamins and minerals including Vitamin A, B, C, E, potassium and fiber.
  8. Some studies link eating cherries to a lower risk of certain cancers, including colon cancer.

Tips on storing cherries:

Cherries kept in room temperature should be consumed within 2 days. If they’re stored in the refrigerator, they’re good for about a week. Keep them in a plastic pouch before placing in the refrigerator. Cherries should be washed only before eating. Always store unwashed cherries in the refrigerator.

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