1 – Cherry contains antioxidants that reduce heart disease and fight free radicals against cancer. It also contains a fair percentage of Queritrin, a flavonoid or one of the most powerful anticancer agents that can fight cancer cells. Cherries also contain ellagic acid, an antioxidant polyphenol and some studies show that it can be used in cancer prevention. Another compound present in good quantity in cherries is perilly alcohol (POH) which is extremely effective in stopping the development of cancer cells. Some studies state that POH stops their growth by depriving them of the protein they need to develop.
2 – It contains a good percentage of melatonin, an antioxidant that regulates the heart rhythm and the natural sleep / wake cycle of our body, slowing down the body’s natural aging.
3 – It is an excellent resource of carotene (vitamin A). It contains a quantity 19 times higher than that contained in strawberries and blueberries; and it is also rich in vitamin C. Vitamins A and C help protect eyesight and contribute to the proper functioning of the immune system.
4 – The cherry is rich in vitamin E and precious mineral salts such as potassium, magnesium, folic acid, calcium, phosphorus, iron and flavonoids, important substances for fighting free radicals.
5 – It is also called “the food of the mind” because it helps in mental health and in the prevention of memory loss.
6 – Has the ability to reduce inflammation. Sour cherries contain two powerful compounds: anthocyanins and bioflavonoids. Both slow cycle-oxygenase enzymes -1 and -2, which help alleviate and prevent arthritis and gout.
7 – Consuming cherries reduces the risk of diabetes.
8 – They are a good source of fiber, important for digestion.
9 – Used as a snack or dessert, they contribute to weight maintenance.
10 – Cherries are powerful anti-inflammatory in fact they reduce various various pains including the joint ones, especially after a physical effort.
11- They help relieve and treat the symptoms of migraines.