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Reasons why you should eat more cherries

Yay, summer is round the corner and so is the time to treat yourself with amazingly delicious cherries. Besides, being delicious, there are plenty of health benefits you’ll get with just a handful of cherries. Here is why should snack more on cherri

Exercise & Fitness By Onlymyhealth Staff WriterFeb 27, 2017

Reduce inflammation

According to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, consumption of cherries reduces inflammation associated with several conditions. Consumption of cherry juice on regular basis can reduce joint inflammation caused by arthritis and gout, suggests another study conducted by the University of Vermont.

Rich source of vitamin C and fiber

We bet you didn’t know that one-cup serving of cherries is packed with 16 percent of your daily recommended amount of vitamin C and over two grams of fiber.

Improve brain function

According to a recent research, snacking on tart cherries can boost your brain memory and can even reduce symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and Huntington's disease.

Prevent muscle damage

If you get muscle soreness post your workout routine, cherries can not only reduce the soreness but can also avert greater muscle damage in the long run. Being packed with anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants that contain anti-inflammatory properties, cherries can work as an effective  remedy for aching muscles.

Aid sleep

Cherries are a natural source of melatonin, a hormone that helps control sleep. Therefore, adding cherry juice in your diet can aid sleep. According to a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, tart cherry juice can improve sleep in adults affected by insomnia. Image source : Getty

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