It’s summertime and one of my favorite things to eat…CHERRIES!
Here’s what I found out about this lovely fruit:
(after this scandalous photo of Megan Fox)
Cherry fruits are very rich in stable anti-oxidant melatonin. Melatonin can cross the blood-brain barrier easily and produces soothing effects on the brain neurons, calming down nervous system irritability, which helps relieve neurosis, insomnia and headache conditions.
A good source of minerals such as potassium, iron, zinc, copper and manganese. Cherries regulate heart rate and blood pressure.
The fruits, are exceptionally rich in many health promoting flavonoid poly phenolic anti-oxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin and beta carotene. These compounds act as protective scavengers against harmful free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging, cancers and various disease processes.
Anti-inflammatory property of cherries has been found effective in reducing heart disease risk factors by scavenging action against free radicals.
So many wonderful benefits! But be careful not to eat too much… or you could pass out at work. I kind of did… blame it on the cherries.