Cherry blossom, I can’t let you go, I am not an expert but I know you are like gold, you pop up shine and bright!
- Jon Vinyl
We must agree Cherries are like gold, they are not only one of the healthiest fruit with delicious and unique tastes but are also considered health protection and health preserving fruit.
Cherry is the most popular and loved fruit, making its way to the top with its delicious flavour, perfectly sweet and sour taste, attractive red colour and divine fragrance.
The interesting Fun facts about Cherries everyone must know:
- Turkey is the largest cherry-producing country in the world.
- The word cherry is derived from the name of a Turkish town.
- There are two main types of cherries- sweet and tart.
- A cherry tree can approximately have more than 7000 cherries at a time.
- A cherry tree can be harvested in 7 seconds.
What are the most impressive health benefits of cherries?
“Cherry on top” is the famous idiom and it is indeed true in its role in health benefits.
Cherries are rich in Antioxidants and Anti-inflammatory compounds.
They are high in plant compounds called polyphenols that help to reduce inflammation and fight cellular damage. Polyphenols are well known for their role in protecting humans from diabetes, heart diseases and certain types of cancers.
The high levels of antioxidants in cherries have been seen to give protection against oxidative stress.
Cherries contain high amounts of anthocyanins (antioxidants) compared to other fruits.
Studies have shown that Cherry skins are the highest in antioxidant activity, with Montmorency tart cherry skins carrying the highest in total phenolics and antioxidant activities among the cherries.
Cherries have High levels of Beta carotene and Vitamin C
The presence of these nutrients in cherries helps to fight infections, improves immunity and slowdowns premature ageing.
Prevent and protect from Gout
High levels of uric acid in the blood can result in sudden and severe pain in the joint. Cherries, which are rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidative bioactive compounds, are proposed to be efficacious in preventing, treating, and lowering the risk of gout attacks.
Research studies have observed that patients with gout who consumed Montmorency Tart Cherries over a two-day period showed a 35% lower risk of gout attacks compared to no intake.
Thereby, studies on cherries have shown promising results in reducing gout episodes drastically.
Helpful for Athletes in exercise recovery.
The studies of cherries in exercise recovery revealed that tart cherry- Montmorency, consumption improved a person’s endurance during exercise. This was possibly due to its low glycemic index and anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, and blood flow-enhancing properties.
Improvement in sleep
According to a study conducted a few years back, cherries are a rich, natural source of melatonin which is a neurotransmitter that influences sleep and mood. Melatonin is useful for those who have insomnia, as it is the chemical that induces sleep. The study result showed that there was a marked improvement in sleep who consumed cherries and cherry-based products.
Due to the high levels of natural melatonin and other compounds that increase the body's own melatonin synthesis, Montmorency cherry, is becoming increasingly known as an effective sleep aid.
Aids in Weight loss
Cherries are low in calories and high in fibre. They also boost metabolism.
These factors can aid weight loss and thereby, cherries can be considered one of the foods in weight loss treatment.
Which type of cherry is healthiest?
Most types of cherries are good for health and have shown significant positive effects on humans.
Although, Montmorency cherry which is tart and sour has grabbed quite the attention of scientists considering its various health benefits.
Where does Montmorency cherry come from and how to add this cherry to your diet?
Montmorency cherries, the fruit of the Prunus cerasus tree, are a variety of sour cherries primarily grown in southwest Asia and Europe.
Compared to sweet cherries, which tend to be eaten fresh, Montmorency cherries are more often consumed dried or frozen, or in the form of juice. Cherry juice is one of the options but it may be too sour or the juice may contain large amounts of added sugar to cover up the sharp taste.
As a result, many people who wish to take a tart cherry or Montmorency for its many benefits can prefer to do so in the form of dietary supplements extracted from fresh fruit.
Prowise Healthcare has carefully developed a super-strength cherry food supplement with a combination of Montmorency cherry and black cherry by extracting the exact nutrients for maximum benefits. They are perfectly suitable for vegetarians and vegans and easy to swallow.
Prowise Healthcare super strength cherry+ capsules are the best choice to enjoy the benefits of cherry around the year.