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!