One of my most favorite fruits for healthfulness and definitely part of my fruit binge this season: CHERRIES!
Cherries pack a very high anti-oxidant value and contain a specific antioxidant known as anthocyanins which are not found in popular antiox fruits like blueberries. Cherries are very high in beta-carotene which is a characteristic more commonly found in veggies. Cherries also contain C, E, potassium, magnesium, iron, folate , fiber, quercetin and more.
So what does that really mean for you?
- Arthritis & Gout – Cherries lower uric acid levels, nitric oxide and c-reactive proteins thus inhibiting inflammation. Cherries are a terrific way to treat symptoms and prevent osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as, gout.
- Heart Disease & Stroke – C-reactive proteins are a better indicator of heart disease and stroke than blood pressure or cholesterol levels. Cherries are proven to lower those c-reactive proteins.
- Cancer – Anthocyanins, the antioxidant most found in cherries, are proven to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and in some cases even kill cancer cells while protecting healthy cells! That is amazing. Think about that before you destroy healthy cells with conventional treatments.
- Diabetes – Cherries may help prevent and reverse type II diabetes. The anthocyanins DO help repair organ and small blood vessel damage caused by all pancreatic diseases including type I diabetes.
Visit, ChooseCherries.com, for more detailed information on the benefits of cherries.