Cherry Picking

The Health Benefits of Cherries

To maintain a healthy mind and feel great, you must maintain a healthy body; you are what you eat! Fruits such as strawberries and bananas are excellent choices to snack on throughout your day. But cherries are also delicious and packed with goodies! (Just don’t forget to spit out the pit)

The health benefits of cherries:

  • Vitamin C (maintains your immune system and skin health)
  • Potassium (needed for muscle contraction, nerve function and blood pressure regulation)
  • Fiber (important for bowel regulation)
  • Antioxidants (combat premature aging, reduce inflammation and chronic disease risk, fight cellular damage and protect against mental decline)
  • Accelerate muscle recovery and decrease muscle soreness
  • Enhance exercise performance
  • Polyphenol antioxidants (keep your heart healthy by protecting against cellular damage)
  • Improve symptoms of arthritis and gout (inhibit oxidative stress and decrease inflammation and uric acid levels)
  • Contain melatonin (help regulate your sleep-wake cycle and improve your sleep quality)

So what are you waiting for? Head to your local supermarket for some cherry picking!

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)

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