A berry with a fantastic sleepy and hearty pedigree
You probably know at least a few people in your immediate environment with an impeccable reputation. Attractive looks, great family, financial well-being, good sense of humor. Everything is so verified and perfect that sometimes it is too luscious and boring.
In the fruit and berry world, such a “respectable” person is a sweet cherry. She brings the body exceptional benefits and is insanely good in the moment, that is, in the season. It is a sin not to make such a “friend” in your immediate environment and use her strengths for your own good. After all, as we found out, juicy and sweet berries have practically no negative characteristics.
June’s main berry in a nutshell:
One cup of cherries contains 90 calories, ample supply of fiber, protein and vitamins A and C. Clinical study in healthy people between the ages of 18 and 25, conducted at the University of Michigan, showed for the first time that antioxidants in cherries enter into human blood and increase the antioxidant activity of the whole body for 12 hours.
Here are four good reasons not to pass by cherries during the high season.
CHERRY IMPROVES SLEEP
A nutritionist and author claims that “besides antioxidants, cherries are the only natural source of melatonin, a hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle.” And eating a few berries an hour before bed can significantly improve its quality. Sweet cherries (like cherries) really have a soporific effect on the human body. A medical fact that was proven at the Universities of Pennsylvania and Rochester, where they studied the habits of adults who either drank cherry juice before bed or ate cherries for two weeks. The results showed that the subjects experienced a significant reduction in insomnia and, on average, fell asleep 17 minutes faster.
CHERRY HELPS WITH INFLAMMATIONS
It is generally accepted that all red fruits and vegetables are too aggressive and increase inflammation in the body. However, with regard to cherries, everything is different. Scientists at Boston University found that those who actively consumed cherries for just two days reduced their risk of arthritis and osteoarthritis attacks by 35% compared to those who did not. A true signal to the fact that cherries extinguish inflammation, and not ignite.
CHERRY IMPROVES MEMORY
Sweet cherries are a good source of anthocyanin, a substance that enhances memory. The Tufts University Nutrition and Aging Research Center in Boston has published such results after a series of experiments on rats whose memory and motor function improved significantly after increasing anthocyanins in the diet.
CHERRY HELPS REDUCE THE RISK OF HEART DISEASE
Astringent berries provide cardiovascular health benefits as well, helping regulate glucose levels in patients with metabolic syndrome. The University of Michigan Cardioprotection Research Laboratory suggests that berries may reduce the risk of stroke, even when taken with prescribed medications. The scientists measured the blood pressure of the stroke-prone rats, as well as their balance and coordination, using various physical tests. The results were published in 2013: the animals “on cherries” improved coordination and lowered blood pressure.
What other arguments do you need in order not to deny yourself your favorite summer pleasure?