7 Health Benefits from Cherries

Have you ever picked a cherry and tasted it straight from the tree? Just like any other produce, it’s always best fresh-picked. 

So next time it’s cherry season, even if you can’t pick them yourself, your local market will have a plentiful supply!

Here’s a cool fact too…cherries are normally mentioned with other berries, like blueberries, but they’re really not berries at all.

They are called “drupes,” and are related to plums, almonds and olives: “a fleshy fruit with thin skin and a central stone containing the seed.”

Here are 7 healthy reasons why cherries are a great choice to include in our meal plans:

1- Good source of dietary fiber

2- Full of anti-inflammatory compounds

3- Low on glycemic index

4- Source of melatonin

5- Support post-workout recovery

6- High in vitamin C

7- Can help alleviate gout pain

And this is just the short list… the health benefits from eating cherries are really endless!