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Cherries Nutritional Benefit
One serving is equal to 117 grams or approximately 1 cup or 18 cherries.
Low in calories ¿ approximately 74 calories per serving.
Contains no fat, cholesterol, or sodium.
Rich in potassium, Vitamin C, and B complex.
Anthocyanins found in cherries block inflammatory enzymes, reducing pain. 20 cherries are 10 times as potent as aspirin and have positive effects on gout and arthritis pain.
Cherries are considered a nutritionally significant source of quercetin, an antioxidant that helps prevent heart disease.
Cherries also contain a phenolic acid called amygdalin, which has been shown to reduce tumor size and prevent the further spread of cancer.
Cherries are an excellent source of boron, which coupled with two other minerals found in cherries, calcium and magnesium, has been linked to increased bone health.