Added on : 2019-08-13 20:44:15
Cherries are one of the most beloved fruits and for good reason. They’re not only delicious but also pack vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds with powerful health effects.
Here are the impressive health benefits of cherries.
Cherries are rich in antioxidants and as we know antioxidants fight the free radicals which make the skin look dull. This makes your skin feel younger and healthier. Cherries can help in removing dark spots from your skin that can appear due to sun damage. Just puree some cherries and mix them with a pinch of turmeric and a teaspoon of honey. Apply this paste for 10-15 minutes and then rinse off. It lessens dark spots and improves your skin tone.
Cherries contain a hormone called melatonin which facilitates good, peaceful sleep. Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland in the brain. It is known to regulate your sleep and wake cycles and control the internal body clock.
Maintains pH Balance
Cherries are alkaline in nature. Whenever there is an increase in the acidic content of the body, cherries can come in handy to balance the Ph levels by neutralizing it and preventing stomach problems like acidity or indigestion.
Prevents Cardiovascular Diseases
The antioxidants present in cherries called anthocyanins help in reducing bad cholesterol levels, regulate the blood pressure and fight free radicals that may cause inflammation. This reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Facilitates Weight Loss
If you are planning to shed some weight, don't forget to add cherries to your diet. Cherries are low in calories that mean that around a cup of cherries would be less than 100 calories (according to the USDA). They are rich in vitamins that strengthen your metabolism and have moderate water content that flushes out the toxins from your body.
Cherries contain a good amount of potassium, and thus, help in removing excess sodium content from the body and balances the amount of both potassium and sodium which automatically helps in maintaining your blood pressure levels.
Promotes Healthy Locks
Struggling with your dull and lifeless locks? Cherries contain Vitamin B, Vitamin and Vitamin C that prevents hair damage and breakage and keeps the scalp hydrated. Vitamin C also imparts a natural glow to your skin.