Cherries contain a whopping 17 different antioxidants with benefits including easing arthritis pain, reducing inflammation, helping you fall asleep, preventing cancer, and reducing uric acid, which causes gout. Tart cherries contain higher amounts and also contain perillyl alcohol, which stops cancer formation.
Cherries also contain anthocyanins, which are a natural energy enhancer. Anthocyanins also protect our blood vessels from damage that can cause clogged arteries. Anthocyanins are also good for keeping your brain healthy and your memory strong.
Cherries are a natural source of melatonin which helps you sleep, and can help you recover from jet lag. Melatonin helps your body reset its circadian cycles. Eat cherries one hour before you want to go to sleep.
And kids of all ages love ’em! You don’t have to force feed this superfood.