Cherries: a summer superfruit



Cherries are a superfruit, and are a rich source of powerful disease-fighting antioxidants called anthocyanins, which give cherries their red color. Anthocyanins, are also found in raspberries, blueberries and beets, they help scavenge nitric oxide and decrease inflammation in the body-an important  risk factor for heart disease, arthritis, and boosting the immune system. They also  lower cholesterol & triglyhcerides and are  helpful for insomnia as they are a natural souce of melatonin, a hormone that helps with sound sleep.  Fresh cherries are abundant in summer but year round they are just as tasty and helpful frozen or dried.