Health and beauty benefits of sweet cherries

Health benefits of sweet cherries

Beautiful sweet cherries (Prunus avium) are a wonderfully delicious cousins of the tart (sour)cherries (Prunus cerasus). Low calorie cherries have a healthy side too, they are packed with antioxidants and dietary fibers. So you better eat this superfruit packed with health benefiting nutrients before its short growing season ends in the blink of an eye and enjoy much more than just their vibrant color and amazing taste. They are also the only natural source of melatonin, a substance that helps control your sleep and wake cycles.

So add a little zing to your diet and eat raw sweet cherries and they are going to help you with: diabetes, arthritis, insomnia, stroke prevention, belly fat reduction, Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, high blood pressure, digestion, gout attack prevention, ocular hypertension, muscle pain, osteoarthritis, colon cancer prevention, oral infections and bad breath.
Beauty benefits of sweet cherries

Cherry blast

This wonderful smoothie will also benefit your health. Traditionally, cherries and pineapple are used to help with gout inflammation and relief of the pain caused by it.
Ingredients:
1 cup cherries, pitted
½ cup pineapple, chopped
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon grounded almonds
Preparation:
Add cherries, pineapple and honey into blender and blend short time. Let it cool in the refrigerator or add some crushed ice in the serving glass. Pour the mixture into glass and sprinkle with grounded almonds.

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cherry blast for health