7 great reasons to eat cherries

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7 great reasons to eat cherries:

  1. Cherries are a good source of potassium. Increasing evidence shows that a diet rich in potassium may help to control blood pressure and reduce the risk for hypertension and stroke.
  2. Cherries are a source of melatonin. Melatonin is an effective means for reducing jet lag and promoting overall healthy sleep patterns.
  3. Cherries have anti-inflammatory properties which studies suggest may help to control arthritis and gout.
  4. Cherries contain antioxidants. Antioxidants found in cherries may help to reduce the risk of cancer.
  5. Cherries contain antioxidants. Studies show that the antioxidants found in cherries may help to reduce the risk of heart disease.
  6. Cherries are a healthy snack. A serving size of 21 cherries has less than 100 calories.
  7. The anthocyanins found in cherries may help to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
  8. For more information, citations and peer-reviewed studies please click here (1-page) or here (full review).