Cherries: Nature’s Cancer-Fighting, Anti-Aging candy!

Cherries: Nature’s Cancer-Fighting, Anti-Aging candy!

Great-tasting cherries help your body in so many ways!

Cherries_May31Health benefits of cherries:

  • Cherries are low-calorie, so they make a great snack and give your body many valuable nutrients!
  • The deep color of cherries show that they are rich in pigments: cherries contain pigments known as anthocyanin glycosides. These pigments have anti-inflammatory properties, helping with health problems such as arthritis and fibromyalgia.
  • Anthocyanin also aids in memory!
  • Cherries aid in sleep! They contain the anti-oxidant melatonin, which helps with insomnia and headaches.
  • Cherries and tart cherries alike contain the antioxidants lutein, zea-xanthin and beta carotene. These all protect against free radicals and have anti-aging properties and  cancer-fighting properties.


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How Cherries grow in a garden:

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cherries on their tree

Cherries grow on trees which you should plant in the early spring. Tart cherries are self-fertile and sweet cherries must be cross-pollinated.

Eating and cooking cherries

Cherries can be eaten cooked or raw. Cherries have a pit in the center which must be removed before cooking or eating. They are also a great addition to sweet or savory dishes!

Cherry pie recipe:


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