What are the health benefits of cherries?
Aussie cherries are the apple of our eye right now. There’s nothing better than seeing boxes of the bauble-like fruit stacked high in the supermarket. Ready to pop into your mouth, delightfully juicy and sweet. But make sure you reserve some to add to summer dishes including Christmas desserts! Beyond just their dark red good looks and juicy flavour, what are the benefits of cherries?
The benefits of eating cherries
According to Australian Cherries, this fruit is a powerhouse of benefits :
- Fresh cherries are a rich source of antioxidants and phytonutrients – plant pigments that have been linked to a variety of health-promoting benefits including anti-inflammatory and anti-obesity effects.
- Research suggests that cherries may promote the repair of muscles that have been damaged by exercise. So they’re perfect for a post-workout snack.
- Eating plant foods rich in antioxidants, such as fresh cherries, may help to reduce and neutralise free radicals and slow the signs of skin ageing.
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