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Health benefits of cherries

Cherries are known for their many healing properties and antioxidant effects. They are rich in vitamins A, C, E, and folic acid, potassium, magnesium, iron and fiber minerals. Cherry contains phenol, gallic and p-coumaric acid, chemopherol and quercetin. Cherries abound with phenolic compounds – strong antioxidants that protect the nervous system and prevent oxidative stress. This is important for the elderly because it protects them from neurodegenerative disorders such as loss of memory, senile dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Cherry is one of the few fruits that contain melatonin – a natural hormone that regulates sleep. Our body naturally raises the melatonin hormone that is released only during the night, usually after 9 pm, and thus stimulates sleep. Drink a glass of pure cherry juice before bedtime. This will allow you a deep, steady and relaxing dream.

The healing properties of cherry:

  • it nourishes and protects the brain
  • reduces the risk of diabetes
  • helps with kidney problems
  • favors the digestive system
  • helps weight loss
  • improves sleep
  • reduces the risk of heart disease
  • helps with urinary tract inflammation.

Cherries are available throughout the year in frozen, candied, dried or canned form and as juices, but when they are raw they are the healthiest. To take advantage of all the benefits of cherry, you should consume one or two cups of fruit each day. There is a long list of dishes in which you can use cherries, which are different desserts, cakes, sauces, jams, juices, compotes and more.

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