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Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens will be sharing information on “Why are Cherries Good for You?”
A little story of Cherries in General
Cherries ruby red color and tangy taste won themselves a place on the tables of Roman conquerors, Greek citizens and Chinese noblemen. Cherries were brought to America by ship with early settlers in the 1600’s.
Cherries are a plentiful source of antioxidants. They help prevent or repair the damage that is done to the body’s cells by free radicals. This means that antioxidants replace free radicals in your body before they can cause any harm to you at all.
The Health Benefits of Cherries
Queritrina flavonoid is rich in cherries, and has been found by researchers to be one of the most potent anticancer agents. When eating cherries, the queritrin is set free to fight off all the body’s cancerous cells.
A natural sleep aid, Cherries also contain ellagic acid, a naturally occurring plant phenolic known as an anti-carcinogenic/anti-mutagenic compound. Some researchers say that ellagic acid may be the most effective way to prevent cancer.
Another compound found in cherries, perillyl alcohol (POH), is extremely powerful in reducing the occurrence of all types of cancer. Researchers found that POH stops the growth of cancer cells by depriving them of the proteins they need to grow. It has worked on every kind of cancer that POH has been tested against.
A precursor to vitamin A, it helps maintain eyesight and healthy skin.
Cherries are a rich source of nutrients such as potassium, calcium, iron, carbohydrates, vitamin A and even a little bit of protein. In addition to containing the nutrients that provide us with the energy which we need on a daily basis, cherries also do not contain any of the harmful contents such as fat, sodium or LDL cholesterols. It should be noted though, that the above part is true especially when we are talking about the fruits as a whole and not its juice. The difference between cherry juice and cherry is that the former contains a lot of refined sugar in it, while the latter has none.
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