HEALTH

Cherries – America’s Super Fruit!

Vital Nutrition for a Long and Healthy Life

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) says that cherries as – “America’s super fruit,” can offer you vital nutrition for a long and healthy life.

Only one cup of cherries contains – 90 calories with sufficient supply of fiber, protein, and vitamin A and C.

Eating only one cup of cherries per day can boost the antioxidant activity in your body on a very high level.

The same happened also after just one-and-a-half portions of tart cherries – commonly known as sour cherries.

A clinical trials conducted at the University of Michigan confirmed for the first time that antioxidants in tart cherries – can increase and help human bloodstream, and boost antioxidant activity in the human body. Twelve completely healthy adults – aged 18 to 25 – were randomly selected to eat – or one-and-a-half cups, or three cups of frozen tart cherries. After the participants consumed the cherries, doctors and biologists analyzed their blood and urine, and discovered increased antioxidant activity even 12 hours after the consuming of the cherries.

In United States, cherries have been a popular fruit plant for consumption per decades.  

The USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) reports that they peaked in 2009 at 2.4 lbs. per person every year. The increase of consumption is mostly in part because of recent studies that have discovered the health benefits of the red hot super fruit.

The ORAC value – a method for checking the antioxidant levels and capacity in food – is extra high in this fruit.

Only one cup per day of this delicious summer delight – can keep the doctor away!

It can help you to prevent cancer and age-related diseases. And one of the most important thing – it will help you get a good night’s sleep. Find out few reasons why to eat more of these super fruit cherries:

Decrease Blood Sugar Levels in People with Diabetes

Cherries are full with the antioxidant anthocyanin, natural colorants that gives pigments in fruits and vegetables – like for example strawberries and tomatoes – and have numerous health benefits. In laboratory trials that used animal pancreatic cells – anthocyanin boost insulin production by 50 %, discovered a natural products chemist at Michigan State University in East Lansing.

Decrease the Risk of Heart Disease

Tart cherries, for example, can offer similar cardiovascular health benefits – almost like prescribed drugs used to regulate fat and glucose in people with metabolic syndrome. The University of Michigan Cardio protection Research Laboratory recommend that sour cherries can decrease the risk of stroke – even if you take them with the prescribed medications – says Science Daily.

Decrease the Risk of Colon Cancer 

The dietary fiber contained in cherries can helps to decrease the risk of colon cancer, announced The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR).

Regular consumption of dietary fiber can also help people with weight control. Excessive weight gain is always a cancer risk factor that can growth the risk of seven cancers.

A clinical trials conducted at Michigan State University tested tart cherries in mice and human colon cancer cells. Mice that had a daily diet of cherries, anthocyanin, or cyaniding showed significantly minor number of tumors compared to mice who were fed control diets.

Boost Your Memory

Cherries are excellent source of anthocyanin, which can help to boost your memory.

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