It is in May that the first stone fruits appear: cherries. Raw, baked, on a cake, or picked straight from the tree, these delicious fruits contain vitamins A and C, omega-3s, and omega-6s. Slightly more caloric than other fruits, they nevertheless provide significant health benefits.
Prevent heart disease
Cherries can help lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels, two factors that can contribute to heart disease.
Drinking cherry juice would also help reduce high blood pressure, according to a study published in The American Journal of nutrition in May 2016 on Montmorency cherries, slightly sour cherries. Researchers have shown that the anthocyanins in these cherries, which are powerful antioxidants, help lower blood pressure by an average of 7%.
Improve your gut health
A study published in 2018 by the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry and notably relayed by the site She knows revealed that sour cherries have a positive impact on the human intestinal microbiome. In question, their beneficial action stimulates the growth of good bacteria.
A 2013 study published in the Journal of Nutrition looked at sweet cherries and found that consuming this sweet fruit reduces inflammation in the body.
Fight against gout attacks
The drop is inflammatory rheumatism due to uric acid abundance in the body, which crystallizes in the joints and cause severe pain. The cherry contains, as we have seen above, high levels of anthocyanin, an anti-inflammatory antioxidant that can help reduce uric acid levels. Its high vitamin C content may also contribute. This advantage was shown by a review distributed in 2014, again on the Montmorency assortment: patients experiencing gout saw their danger of assaults decreased by 35%.
A fruit with a low glycemic index
The cherry is one of the fruits that are not very hyperglycemic, that is to say, it causes a small increase in blood sugar when consumed. The antioxidant anthocyanin present in this red fruit is directly linked to improving insulin levels. The body can lower blood sugar faster and more efficiently after a meal. To be burned-through with some restraint obviously and consistently after clinical exhortation in the event of diabetes. The Federation of diabetics offers a recipe for low-sugar cherry clafoutis on its site.
Reduce muscle soreness
The morello cherry juice help improves recovery time after exercise, reduces aches and pains, and muscle damage.
According to recent research, sour cherry juice may help extend sleep duration by up to an hour and a half without the side effects sometimes associated with other treatments.
Benefits during pregnancy
Eating cherries in moderation while expecting a child improved blood flow to the placenta, says She knows.