Medicinal food: Cherries
Written by Redactie on Friday 15 August 2014
Tired of counting sheep? Try some cherries. The healing properties of our everyday products.
In the Western world, we are becoming increasingly familiar with the phenomenon of food as medicine. We’ll focus on six everyday products with healing properties. Today: cherries.
Tired of counting sheep? Try some cherries. Cherries are one of the few products that contain melatonin, a sleep hormone also produced by the brain.
Studies indicate that eating cherries can regulate heart and sleep rhythms, and ensure a good night’s sleep. Cherries are brimming with anthocyanin, which not only gives the fruit its deep ruby colour, but also works as an anti-inflammatory. This helps with ailments such as gout, arthritis and joint pain.
Cherrie on top
The anti-oxidants abundantly present in the fruit, fight free radicals in the body that can cause diseases such as cancer and heart and artery disease. And as cherry on the top, one hundred grams of cherries contain at least 43% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A.
Read the full article in The Ultimate Seduction issue.