A cherry is the fruit of many plants of the genus prunus, and is a fresh drupe.
Let’s look at some of the health benefits of cherry.
1 – Aids weight loss (they are pretty low in calories and full of nutritious elements which will keep your stomach full for longer times).
2 – Strong anti inflammatory compounds (Cherries are loaded with anti-inflammatory compounds. They are a rich source of antioxidants, which together help in increasing immunity of the body and combat stress naturally).
3 – A memory booster (anthocyanin, which is a compound present in cherries is great for our brain health).
4 – Loaded with anti aging properties (the antioxidants present in cherries are great to eliminate free radicals in your body. This not only increases your immunity but gives you a youthful looking skin. Also they protect your body and skin from harmful UV rays).
5 – Controls diabetes (cherries appear low in the glycemic index which means it does not spike your blood sugar levels).
6 – Controls hypertension (they are loaded with potassium which helps to remove the excess sodium from the body. Hence, help to keep a balance between potassium and sodium which automatically keeps the blood pressure in control).
7 – A vitamin dose for the skin (cherries are enriched with vitamin A, B, C and E which the skin requires for a glowing and radiant texture. Vitamin C and E keep skin problems at bay including zits, pimples, dark spots and pigmentation while vitamin A and B boost the radiance and gives a flawless skin).
8 – Helps you sleep (Cherries contain melatonin – that helps control your sleep-wake cycle).
Side effects of eating too much cherry are: allergic reactions, intestinal gas, bloating, cramps and diarrhea