Cherries are considered as one of the best and sought after antioxidant fruits nowadays. They are drupe fruits in bright and shiny red or purple color with very thin skin. Botanically, cherries are the fruits of many plants from the genus Prunus. They have a very short fruit season in the United States and are considered as one of the first to ripen amongst other trees.
This antioxidant fruit has always been popular as a part of desserts such as ice cream being the star topping. They can also be used in fruit salads, fruit cakes, bread, cookies, pie fillings, pastries and many more.
Cherries are very rich with health benefits, they can:
- help prevent cancer
- boost the immune system
- assist in weight loss
- cure muscle pain
- prevent diabetes
- regulate cholesterol levels
- relieve insomnia
- calm down the nervous system
- prevent heart ailments and other harmful diseases
Because of the many health benefits they can provide, cherries now appear in tablets and capsules that are usually used to support the pH levels of the body. And did you know that there are several of them? Read and learn more about the many types of cherrys and their respective health benefits.