The Nutrition of a Cherry
Cherries are most commonly known for containing melatonin, the sleep hormone that is also naturally created in the body to regulate the circadian rhythms. As the body typically only creates melatonin in darkness not everyone is able to produce it, so eating cherries or taking natural cherry concentrated juice can boost your melatonin levels.
Cherries are high in the antioxidant that is associated with reducing inflammation in the body, so that makes them helpful for working against gout or arthritis. This also works to lower the risk of certain diseases like cancer and heart disease.
Additionally, cherries contain small levels of zinc, which is needed to support the immune system and moderate levels of potassium that support the heart.
The last bit of helpful information is that whether you are eating sweet or tart cherries they are 75% water and full of soluble fiber. So, all in all, this sweet treat is to be recognized as not just something that is extremely delicious to eat but also beneficial to your health!