Thursday, February 08, 2018

Healing Powers of Eating Cherries

Cherries boast a laundry list of healing powers. For starters, they pack a powerful nutritional punch for a relatively low calorie count. They’re also packed with substances that help fight inflammation and cancer. As if that weren’t enough, in lab studies, quercetin and ellagic acid, two compounds contained in cherries, have been shown to inhibit the growth of tumors and even cause cancer cells to commit suicide — without damaging healthy cells.

This Article: Healing Powers of Eating Cherries... is posted in honor of: *National Cherry Month and *National Cancer Prevention month celebrated in February. *National Nutrition Month celebrated in March. *Gout Awareness Day celebrated May 22. and *National Arthritis Month celebrated in May. *Cherry Pie Day celebrated February 20. 

The benefits of Cherries are

  • Cherries also have antiviral and antibacterial properties.
  • Anthocyanin, another compound in cherries, is credited with lowering the uric acid levels in the blood, thereby reducing a common cause of gout.
  • Cancer : In laboratory studies, the anthocyanins in Cherries are seen to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and stimulate their self-destruction, without affecting the healthy cells. Lab studies have also shown that the dietary fiber in cherries reduces cells’ exposure to cancer-causing substances, and healthy gut bacteria use the dietary fiber to produce short-chain fatty acids that protect colon cells from cancer. (Colon Cancer) Researchers have suggested that anthocyanins in cherries may reduce your risk of colon cancer, and that cherries may shut down the growth of cancer cells by depriving them of the proteins they need to grow. However, more research is required to validate the impact of cherry consumption in particular on cancer risk in humans. And as it may suggest, cherries may not be helpful in all types of cancers..
  • Preventing cancer : Source of Cyanidin.
  • Pain and Inflammation : Strong evidence from several studies has revealed that the anthocyanin compounds in Cherries offer powerful relief against pain and inflammation, with their strong antioxidant effects that counter oxidative stress following an inflammatory insult.
  • Regular consumption may help lower risk of Heart Attacks and stroke.
  • Less fat storage in the liver
  • Lower blood sugar : reduce your chance of developing diabetes.
  • lowers cholesterol and triglycerides : reduce your chance of developing heart disease.
  • fight insomnia and slow down aging process.
  • In Chinese medicine, cherries are routinely used as a remedy for goutarthritis, and rheumatism (as well as anemia, due to their high iron content). Plus they’re delicious.

Medical Disclaimer

This information is not meant to be substituted for medical advice. Always consult a medical professional regarding any medical problems and before undertaking any treatment or dietary changes.

Special Precautions of Cherries

  • Coumarin should not be taken while using anticoagulants.


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