July means summer, sea, baths, sunbathing and of course cool fruits. And when we talk about fruits, we mean cherries. Yes, cherries are one of our favorite summer fruits. They’re fresh, plentiful, and delicious, but, you might wonder – are the cherries really so good for you?
The answer is yes, 100 times yes! Cherries are not only one of the healthiest fruits but are also ranked as one of the most health-beneficial foods overall. One cup, or about 21 cherries, contains less than 100 calories and 15% of your daily vitamin C needs.
Cherries are one of the tastiest fruits of the summer. But you knew that in addition to delicious and cool, they have many health benefits for everyone, let alone children who are in development and it is necessary to adequately intake nutrients daily.
What Are The Health Benefits of Cherries – Children’s favorite summer fruit?
- They have an anti-inflammatory effect
Cherries are rich in antioxidants that help prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and obesity.
- They boost the immune system
Cherries among others have vitamin C which helps to shield the body and strengthen the immune system.
- Cherries Help Children Sleep
The favorite summer fruit contains a hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle, called melatonin. Research has shown that cherry consumption has contributed to an increase in average hours of sleep.
- Cherries help Fight constipation
Eating cherries seems to help fight constipation and gut health.
- Cheries offer hydration
Cherries moisturize the body and protect against dehydration which especially in summer is very dangerous for children and adults.
- They can provide relief from arthritis
Several studies have shown that cherry consumption is beneficial for osteoarthritis sufferers. Regularly incorporating cherries or 100% cherry juice into your meal or daily snack can help you reduce joint pain.
- Reduce pain after exercise
In other words, cherries can make pain after training less intense. They also protect against cellular wear from exercise and help support muscle recovery. For this reason, cherry juice is popular with professional and competitive athletes. But it can generally help anyone who is regularly active in sports.
Cherries Nutritional Value
100g cherries contain:
- Calories: 50kcal
- Sodium: 3mg
- Potassium: 173mg
- Carbohydrates: 2mg
- Fiber: 1.6g
- Calcium: 16mg
- Vitamin C: 10mg
- Iron: 0.3g
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