Cherries are delicious little red balls that contain a good source of fiber, vitamin C,
and the building blocks of muscle known as amino acids. There are many different types of amino acids; cherries are rich in one called tryptophan. Tryptophan helps in the creation of a hormone called melatonin, which helps you sleep through the night. Eating cherries after dinner can provide a sweet dessert and guarantee sweet dreams!
Cherries also contain anthocyanins, a pigment that gives cherries their bright color. Anthocyanins hold high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory powers because of their ability to hunt for body toxins called free radicals. Getting rid of free radicals is shown to lower the risk of cancer, heart disease, and stroke. Studies with Bing cherries showed the delicious fruit could lower arthritic inflammation (even with people who have painful gout attacks) because of its role in the anti-inflammatory response. In fact, cherries hold a higher anti-inflammatory level than aspirin, a common over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drug. The next time your joints feel achy, trade the drug counter for the supermarket counter!
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