Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Who knew?



Benefits of Eating Cherries

'Cherries are a very tasty and nutritious fruit.

They contain many vitamins, minerals and compounds which have many health benefits.

Some studies have shown cherries are especially beneficial in fighting some cancers.

They contain a number of anti-oxidants which help "mop up" free radicals.

Free radicals are unstable molecules which cause damage to cells as the circulating molecule attacks other healthy cells.

Damage to cells caused by free radicals have been shown to speed up the aging process.

Although a good source of vitamins, they are not as high in vitamin C or vitamin A as fruits like strawberries or blackcurrants but its the presence of other antioxidants and compounds that are responsible for the many health benefits of cherries.

Cherries contain..

Vitamin C

Vitamin A

Bioflavonoids

Ellagic acid

Perillyl

anthocyanins

Melatonin

The nutrients and compounds found in cherries give the following health benefits..

* Help fight cancer
* Aid in prevention of heart disease
* Relieve Pain of Arthritis, Gout, Headaches
* Ease the symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia Syndrome
* Provide a healthy and safe way to produce melatonin
* Improve physiological and mental functions'

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4 Comments:

Blogger Howard said...

So what you are saying is that we should all bust open a few cherries?

July 30, 2008  
Blogger Big Daddy said...

That's exactly what I am saying.

Ha ha.

July 30, 2008  
Blogger The [Cherry] Ride said...

Yes, I am quite good to eat.

August 01, 2008  
Blogger The [Cherry] Ride said...

O yes, I went there.

August 01, 2008  

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