Why You Should Commemorate Cherry Month
February is not only the month of love, but it also celebrates cherries as Cherry Month. While cherries are often known for being in pies and on top of sundaes, cherries offer various health benefits. During the month of February, head to your local grocery store or market and be sure to munch on cherries to celebrate Cherry Month the right way.
Cherries are a nutrient-packed powerhouse.
While cherries are often seen as dessert fruits, cherries have a healthy side too. There are two varieties of cherries, sweet and tart cherries. Sweet cherries, which include Bing cherries, is best eaten fresh, while tart cherries are often used cooked or in juice.
Cherries are full of antioxidants which is a health-promoting property often found in other super foods like blueberries and pomegranates. Sweet cherries also contain fiber, vitamin C, carotenoids, and anthocyanins. All the vitamins and nutrients found in cherries can help prevent cancer. If you struggle with getting restful nights sleep, cherries contain melatonin, a powerful antioxidant that plays an important role in sleep and bodily regeneration.
Cherries have an important role of reducing inflammation in the body and can reduce the risk of gout. Gout occurs when the metabolic processes that controls uric acid in your blood fails at working effectively. A study shows that after consuming more cherries their chances of getting another gout attack decreased. These anti-inflammatory properties also can help relieve inflammation caused by arthritis.
While cherries are summer fruit, this month is the time to enjoy this sweet fruit. Whether it’s fresh, baked in a pie, or juiced, cherries offer a variety of benefits like reducing belly fat, easing post-exercise muscle soreness, and lowering the risk of stroke. We will be celebrating Cherry Month all February at Carlsbad Open MRI.