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
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.