Cherries

Cherries

Chappies Cherries – The Health Benefits of Cherries

Sweet cherries are not just delicious and pretty, including them in your diet can have some great health benefits too!

    • Cherries are low in kilojoules, containing no fat and no cholesterol.
    • Cherries can be helpful in maintaining healthy blood pressure – they’re a good source of potassium and do not contain sodium.
  • Cherries are rich in antioxidants, (particularly anthocyanins), which help our body fight damage caused by free radicals – the nasties which contribute to inflammation and disease.
  • Cherries contain natural anti-inflammatories which may assist in lowering the risk of gout and gout attacks.
  • One serve of cherries (100g) can provide over 40% of our daily needs of vitamin C, which helps to keep our immune system strong.
  • Cherries can provide a good source of rehydration and nutrition properties which may to help the body recover from exercise-induced muscle damage.
  • Cherries are ranked with a low Glycaemic Index (GI), meaning they are slowly digested and absorbed, causing a slower and smaller rise in blood sugar levels. An ideal snack for everyone, including those with diabetes.
  • Cherries are a good source of fibre, great for our inner health!

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