Benefits and properties of cherries

Benefits and properties of cherries

Cherries, known as a "super fruit," are packed with antioxidants called anthocyanins that help reduce heart disease and cancer. They are one of the few food sources that contain melatonin, an antioxidant that helps regulate heart rate and the body's sleep cycles. They are also an excellent source of beta-carotene and are rich in vitamins C, E, potassium, magnesium, iron, folic acid, and fiber.

There are different varieties of cherries, some sweeter and others more acidic. Among them are the pillory, they are very firm and smooth cherries with a dark red, almost black color.

This juicy red fruit is very healthy and should only be eaten in moderation by people with digestive difficulties or prone to kidney stones, due to its oxalic acid content:

  • They provide a good amount of fiber, which improves intestinal transit.
  • They contain anthocyanins, compounds that protect our blood vessels.
  • They also contain monoterpenes, which have antitumor activity.
  • The infusion with cherry stems is a powerful diuretic that will help you eliminate liquid.
  • Because it does not have many calories, its portion is 12 or 14 units. An ideal dessert to finish your meals.



They contain vitamin C and amino acids, so they are suitable to prevent skin aging. In addition, it contains bioflavonoids that help prevent herpes.


It contains phenolic components that are abundant in cherry that protect the cardiovascular system and prevent angina pectoris and myocardial infarction.


Thanks to their high content of melatonin, they help prevent memory loss, help regulate heart rate and sleep cycles, and combat headaches.



They are recommended in diets to reduce weight due to their satiating, laxative and diuretic effects. This is due to its fiber, water and potassium content, as well as the low contribution of lipids and sodium.


They have calcium and iron, so they are ideal for combating problems related to osteoporosis, especially in women in the menopausal stage.


Due to their powerful anti-inflammatory benefits, runners and athletes are highly recommended for tendon and muscle pain suffered by overload after workouts.


Liver disorders:

They help reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and their possible accumulation in the liver. They also prevent the formation of gallstones.


Intestinal disorders:

Its regulatory action improves constipation and meteorism (excessive gas formation).



The components of the cherry purify the organism and protect the nervous and vascular system (prevent atherosclerosis); therefore it can be considered an "anti-aging" food.



The abundance of beta-carotenes helps improve eyesight and protects us against infections and degenerative processes. The intake of cherries and, therefore, of vitamin A will help our body to combat degenerative processes of vision such as cataracts.


They are rich in melatonin, a compound that helps regulate sleep patterns and therefore, sleep longer.

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