The Surprising Health Benefits of Cherries

They help you sleep

Tart cherry juice or extract may help you fall asleep and remain asleep, according to study. Cherry juice affects sleep chemicals including tryptophan, serotonin, and melatonin

Cherries reduce inflammation.

Sweet cherries are a plant-based anti-inflammatory food. Sweet cherries may reduce inflammatory biomarkers and prevent chronic inflammatory disorders including diabetes, arthritis, cancer, and heart disease.

They're heart-healthy.

Inflammation hardens plaque in the arteries, causing heart disease, according to Nelson. Cherries lower inflammation, inhibit plaque development, and prevent heart disease. 

Cancer prevention

Dark cherry extracts were proven to prevent breast cancer cell proliferation in a lab research.

They assist you lose weight.

Nelson recommends cherries for their 3 grams of fiber per cup. She adds that high-fiber diets like fruits and vegetables might promote weight reduction by increasing satiety.

They improve skin.

Nelson adds cherries are abundant in vitamin C, which your skin needs to generate collagen. Cherries provide 10 mg of vitamin C, 11% of your daily need.

Cherries can improve workout recovery

Nelson thinks cherries can speed recovery and lessen discomfort from exercise-related muscle injury. According to Isaacs, tart cherries boost muscle oxygenation and endurance exercise performance.

They boost brain wellness.

Isaacs also adds sour cherries and juice include antioxidants and polyphenols that may preserve brain cells. Cherry anthocyanin improves brain, eyesight, memory, and cognition in adults

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