With today being National Cherry Day in the UK, my Fruit of the Week this week is the humble Cherry.

Here’s my top reasons for eating this delicious and nutritious fruit.

1. Improve recovery in athletes

Cherries are making their way into the Fitness Nutrition market. Due to their high levels of antioxidants, cherries can reduce muscle damage caused by intensive exercise. Tart cherry juice can reduce inflammation and soreness. Try it for a couple of weeks and see if it makes a difference!*

2. Relief for joint pain

Eating fresh cherries is linked to reduced inflammation, and helping those with arthritis. Studies have shown that sufferers who drank 2 glasses of Cherry juice a day reduced pain and discomfort. Give your parents and grandparents some Cherry juice. You could be helping them out!

3. Cherries help you sleep

Cherries are a great source of melatonin. Melatonin regulates our sleep pattern and sometimes we don’t produce enough due to environmental and technological factors and stress levels. Eating cherries before your evening meal can lead to a better nights sleep. Awesome!!

4. Best choice for Diabetics

Cherries have a very low glycemic index. Lower than peaches, plums, blueberries and grapes. For diabetics they make a great snack and can be regularly consumed. Remember they also fight inflammation and are low in carbohydrates.

5. They’re great for your skin

Fighting old age? Thinking of botox? Think again! Consume cherries or cherry juice and you can slow down the ageing process. They’re so high in antioxidants that they fight the free radicals making us look old.

Know anymore benefits of eating cherries? Comment below :)

*Tart cherry juice experiment

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