7 Long Term Health Benefits of Eating Cherries ...

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There are so many benefits of eating cherries that I could talk about them for weeks.

Regularly eating cherries, especially tart cherries, will give you so many amazing health benefits.

These little red gems are full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and they are anti-inflammatory as well.

I was recently inspired to write an article about cherries after my recent trip to Traverse City, Michigan.

That place is practically known for their cherries, and they had such a variety of fresh ones to try at the farmer’s market I went to.

You can still reap the benefits of eating cherries even if you don’t live in Michigan, by eating whatever variety of cherry is available to you.

You won’t be disappointed!

1. Better Sleep

Better Sleep

One of the most studied benefits of eating cherries is improved sleep.

How does eating tart cherries improve your sleep?

Tart cherries are rich in melatonin, the hormone that affects your sleeping patterns.

Consuming melatonin before you sleep will help you get to sleep easier, improve your quality of sleep, and help you stay asleep.

I personally feel like I have a better night's sleep when I have tart cherries before I go to bed.

You can drink a cup of the juice, or take what the bottle says if you have the concentrated kind.

I like to snack on the dried variety as well.

2. Reduced Joint Inflammation

Reduced Joint Inflammation

If you suffer from joint inflammation of any kind, give tart cherries a try.

Eating tart cherries has even been shown to improve conditions like arthritis!

Cherries have powerful anti-inflammatory properties, so they make a great addition to the diet of anyone trying to reduce inflammation.

You don’t have to consume tart cherries before you go to bed as you would for the sleep benefits.2

Instead, you can consume them whenever you feel necessary or snack on them throughout the day.

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