Fruity Patooty: Cherries

“Pretty please with a cherry on top” how about we add a dozen more cherries to that saying? That’s right cherries are packed with antioxidants, health benefits and could be argued as a super fruit!

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Nutritional highlights per 1 cup raw cherries with pits:
– 87 calories
– 0g saturated fat, 0g total fat
– 3g (12%) dietary fibre
– 16% (daily value of) Vitamin C
– 9% (daily value of) Potassium
– 5% (daily value of) Manganese

Health benefits of cherries:
– Full of antioxidants that help aid in the reduction of heart disease and cancer
– Helps prevent memory loss
– Aids brain health
– Powerful anti-inflammatory benefits help reduce pain and soreness
– Reduce risk of diabetes
– Naturally sourced with melatonin, helps the body regulate sleeping patterns
– Helps eliminate migraines and headaches
– Aids in preventing pre-mature aging
– Anti-inflammatory properties will help relieving arthritis and gout pain

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to add cherries to your diet today! You can eat them raw, add them into a salad or a smoothie, bake with them the possibilities are endless. Spoil yourself with this delicious vegan cherry chocolate cake: http://cookieandkate.com/2011/healthy-cherry-chocolate-cake/ Don’t forget to buy organic!

Want to find out more about cherries? Check out these sources:
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1867/2
http://www.ingredientsinc.net/2011/08/top-10-health-benefits-of-cherries-a-true-superfruit/#.UXlBFElzbIU
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2004/01/17/cherries-health.aspx
http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/7-health-benefits-of-cherries.html

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One thought on “Fruity Patooty: Cherries

  1. Excellent website. Lots of helpful info here. I’m sending it to a few friends ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thanks for your sweat!

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