Summer is here and so is the time to gorge on the juicy seasonal fruits. Mangoes, watermelon, pineapple and more – we just love loading up our fruit basket with these yummy delights. Amidst the scorching sun and the unbearable heat, fruits work as an instant relief for all. We agree, mangoes and watermelons are the most popular fruits of the season, but it also can’t be denied that the list of summer fruits doesn’t restrict to these few varieties. For instance, cherries remain a popular choice for many. While tarty cherries are available year-round in dried or frozen forms, the sweet and juicy ones are found widely during the mid-summers. These red coloured, bite-sized fruits instantly remind us of cakes and other frozen desserts. A cherry or two just adds on to the beauty of these sweet treats. While the culinary usage of cherries is no secret to us, did you know cherries are a storehouse of health benefiting properties too? Yes, you read it right. Cherries are a loaded with vitamin C, antioxidants, vitamins and more that benefit out health in multiple ways. Hence, nutritionists often suggest inclusion of cherries in our summer diet. Let’s take a look at the benefits.
Summer Special: Health Benefits Of Cherries:
1. Prevents Free Radical Damages:
Due to its rich antioxidant content, cherries may help flush out toxins and prevent us from free radical damages. This may further protect us from various seasonal diseases.
2. Prevents Dehydration:
Cherries are loaded with vitamin C that protects our skin from the damages caused by excess sun exposure. Vitamin C also helps prevent dehydration and keep up the water balance in our body.
3, Revs Up Metabolism:
Cherries also contain fibre that helps keep up a good metabolism and regulate digestion and promote bowel regularity – a major concern during the summers.
4. Promotes Weight Loss:
The antioxidant, vitamin C and fibre in cherries may also help promote weight loss. So, if you are looking to lose some weight during the summers, then do add some cherries to your daily diet.
5. Prevents Bad Cholesterol:
Cherries also contain phytosterol that is known to reduce bad cholesterol levels in out body, further nourishing us from within.
While you can have cherry as is, you can add it to your detox water or make smoothie bowl and make the most of the seasonal fruit. Besides, here’s a cherry iced tea recipe that may impress your friends and family. Click here for recipe.
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