8 Reasons You Should Start Eating Cherries


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Cherries are not only delicious, but they are healthy and versatile. You can add cherries to anything from dairy products, to pork; eat raw or cook down to make a strained for juice or sauce. Serve them by the bowl for dessert at your summer barbecues; just be sure to get plenty of bowls and napkins for the pits.

Cherries ease arthritis pain

If you suffer from arthritis and gout, you will be cured to find out that adding cherries to your meal can greatly decrease the intense pain associated with those conditions. Excess uric acid in the blood is the culprit behind the excruciating pain that causes inflammation swelling and tenderness. One study found that uric acid could be reduced by as much as 16 percent by eating two cups of Bing cherries. Cherries can also reduce painful inflammation by decreasing the amount of C reactive protein produced. So add some more zing to your diet by choosing cherries.

Cherries fight cancer

The distinctive deep red pigment cherries are colored with comes from flavonoids- a powerful antioxidant that helps fight free radicals in your body. Cyanidin is a flavonoid from the anthocyanin group found in cherries that helps keep cancerous cells from going out of control. For cherries with the most anthocyanins go for sweet cherries with the deepest pigment; choose crimson purple rather than bright red.

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