Cherries are one of the most favorite fruits in the world and that is not due to their taste alone. They are also packed with some amazing health effects that make them a popular choice among fitness enthusiasts and recommended by hundreds of nutritionists around the world.
For our readers today we have come up with some of the amazing health effects of cherries on human bodies.
Enriched With Nutrients:-
Cherries are small fruits that are available in many different flavors and colors. Amongst all the types of cherries two of the main ones are the sweet and tart cherries or better known by their nomenclatures, Prunus avium L. and Prunus cerasus L., the color of both these cherries can be varied ranging from yellow to dark blackish red. Still, all of these types are packed with vitamins, fibers, and minerals. One cup serving of cherries weighing about 150 grams has the following nutrients in it.
- Calories 97
- 2 grams of proteins
- 25 grams carbs
- 3 grams of fiber
- 18 percent of the total daily Value of Vitamin C
- 10 percent of the total daily Value of Potassium
- 5 percent of the total daily Value of Copper
- 5 percent of the total daily Value of Manganese
Vitamin C is essential for the skin and immune system while Potassium controls many important bodily functions such as blood flow, nervous system functions, and muscle contraction.
Packed with Anti-inflammatory compounds:-
All kinds of cherries are packed with both antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory compounds; with only the amount being varied.
Being enriched with antioxidants make cherries be a great source of combat against oxidative stress of the body that if not treated can lead to premature aging and several other chronic diseases.
In addition to antioxidants, cherries are also packed with a compound called polyphenols that allow them to fight against the following.
- Cellular damage
Helps replenish energy after exercise:-
According to research, a glass of tart cherry juice is extremely helpful in providing relief from exercise effects such as following due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Muscle pain
- Muscle damage
In addition to this tart cherry juice has been studied to accelerate the recovery of muscle loss much faster than normal. It also aids in reducing the exercise induce pain in muscles as well as replenishing strength of athletes such as marathon runners and cyclists.
Positive effect on Cardiovascular health:-
Increasing the daily amount of nutrient-enriched fruits such as cherries can provide protection to overall heart health. According to many research studies, diets that are enriched with fruits lead to a reduced risk for developing heart diseases.
One cup of cherries daily can provide the body with nearly 10 percent of the daily value of potassium. Potassium is essential for keeping the human heart healthy.
Aids in providing relief from Gout and Arthritis:-
As we said earlier, cherries are packed with anti-inflammatory compounds, which make them a great natural food for reducing the symptoms of conditions such as gout and arthritis. Gout itself is a type of arthritis that causes the buildup of uric acid that can further lead to the following symptoms in joints.