I hope you enjoy this week’s fruit in the spotlight: Cherries!!! It has a surprising amount of health benefits which I loved and think you’ll appreciate too. Enjoy! – Daina
According to studies, tart cherries, enjoyed as either dried, frozen cherries or cherry juice, have among the highest levels of disease-fighting antioxidants, when compared to other fruits. They also contain other important nutrients such as beta carotene (this is a fancy word meaning: A vitamin that acts as an antioxidant. Vitamin A, to be exact!) and has 19 times more than blueberries or strawberries. Other important nutrients in cherries are: vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, iron and fiber.Cherries would make a great sports snack or after sports snack!The study also found that a cherry-enriched diet lowered total weight and body fat (especially the important “belly” fat). So, all in all, we like cherries!!!!Check out the recipe below for a fun Cherry recipe to try out 🙂
Have a most wonderful week ahead!
Dr Cutts Office