Cherrie, why they call "the Super fruit"?

¿Por qué la llaman la Super Fruta?
Cherry is the name of the fruit of cherry tree, tree that belongs to the genus Prunus, such as plum, almond, apricot or Peach. Cherries are a very nutritious, healthy, fruit that in some places they call it Super fruit.
A cup of rich Cherry has 87 calories, 22 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram of protein and 3 grams of fiber. Also has vitamins A, B, C, E, K, PP, and minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium and sulphur.


One of its qualities is that they act against inflammation of the joints. Eat cherries prevent against diseases such as arthritis and gout. They are able to reduce the uric acid blood guilty of pain and swelling.
It is thanks to anthocyanins that give the characteristic red color and which interacts in favour of health. This anti-inflammatory power makes them recommended for athletes since they can relieve pain in tendons and muscles after intense exercise or sport.

It improves the rest

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Cherries also help the rest, as they have a hormone called melatonin that helps you sleep better. If eaten before bedtime sleep come easier and deeper. It is good practice, for those who need this help, take cherry juice before you go to bed.
In addition balances the heart rate and helps to lower the pressure. Your high potassium content helps to lower high blood pressure. Usually eating cherries helps balance sodium and potassium and thus prevent hypertension. For a comparative example, a cup of cherries has the same potassium than a banana, so you can alternate.

Contribution of antioxidants

They are a great supply of antioxidants. This allows to prevent signs of aging such as wrinkles or skin damage, in addition to reinforce the immune system against cancer or heart disease by cellular oxidation.
They possess potent flavonoids that help prevent this oxidation and possible tumor problems arising from the same. Natural foods with large intake of antioxidants are olive, garlic, rice, cauliflower, broccoli, ginger, parsley, onion, citrus, tomatoes, grapes, green tea and Rosemary, among others.

It improves the heart

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Cherries prevent risks of heart disease by reducing blood cholesterol levels. Your melatonin also helps to have a balanced heart rhythm which can demonstrate an improvement of health and prevent premature Aging .
Its properties favor the good memory and a better activity of individuals. Who was going to say that these small red balls had so many health benefits. Eat them as a snack or juices will help us put them into our daily diet.
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