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Cherries are an extremely rich fruit from a nutritional point of view, due to their content in vitamins, such as A and C, in minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus and potassium, and in fiber. For this reason, although its nutritional composition may vary slightly depending on the variety, there are several benefits that the consumption of this fruit can offer to our body, which you will be able to learn about throughout the article.

Like other seasonal fruits, cherries should not be forgotten, and they are picked from the second half of May and normally until the end of July. If you want to get the most nutritional and organoleptic benefits, see how you can choose the best cherries and how to preserve them.

 

6 BENEFITS OF CONSUMING CHERRIES

Anti-inflammatory action

Cherries, due to their anthocyanin content, have shown in several studies strong anti-inflammatory effects, as they act at the level of damage caused by free radicals, strengthening the immune system and delaying premature cellular aging.

Thus, the consumption of this fruit may be beneficial in controlling the symptoms of inflammatory complications, such as in the case of arthritis, tendonitis or inflammatory bowel disease.

Cardiovascular protection

Because it has positive effects on some conditions that determine your cardiovascular health, such as body fat, cholesterol and inflammatory conditions, the consumption of cherries is associated with the protection of this system.

 

Improved skin, nail and hair health

Because they are rich in beta-carotenes, cherries can improve the health of skin, nails and hair, keeping them protected. This compound, in addition to being a precursor of vitamin A, also has a strong antioxidant effect, which will help fight the effects of free radicals, responsible for skin aging, in addition to helping to preserve collagen, responsible for the elasticity and tone of this organ. .

In addition, beta-carotenes also contribute to the formation of melanin, a compound responsible for skin pigmentation, helping you to maintain your tan.

 

Helps you fall asleep

Cherries can also be an excellent ally when falling asleep. Being rich in melatonin, this fruit helps regulate sleep cycles.

Prevention of some types of cancer

Ellagic acid is another powerful antioxidant present in cherry. This compound will thus help the body to fight the damage associated with the effect of free radicals, preventing premature cell aging.

Several studies demonstrate a preventive and therapeutic effect of the consumption of cherries associated with tumor development, particularly in cases of colon, prostate, ovarian and pancreatic cancer.

Assistance in weight control

This is another advantage of cherries for most people who consume them. In addition to providing us with several health benefits, it also helps us maintain weight, as it has a reduced energy value compared to other foods.

100g of cherries (approximately 10 units, depending on the size of the fruit) gives us only about 60 kcal. In addition, its fiber content will also allow you to prolong satiety for longer, preventing you from eating unnecessary meals or overeating.

Nutrition Statement

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Denomination 

Cherry 

 

Conditions of Conservation and/or Use

Dry and cool place

 

Origin 

Portugal 

 

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