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What is useful sweet cherry and why it must be included in the summer diet – read on UNIAN.

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By the beginning of July, they start selling cherries in Ukrainian markets – a very tasty and healthy berry. In the hot season, harvesting such berries seems to be the best dessert in the world. UNIAN will tell you why you should definitely discover the season of this berry and carry out “cherry therapy” for yourself as often as possible.

Earlier we talked about how to cook a delicious cherry jam for the winter.

The benefits of cherries for the heart

Cherries are rich in anthocyanins, pigments that lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of stroke. And the potassium in the sweet cherry regulates blood pressure, lowers bad cholesterol and the risk of hypertension.

The benefits of cherries for sound sleep

Cherries are rich in melatonin. This hormone helps regulate human biorhythms and improves sleep. People with insomnia and restless sleep will benefit from eating a handful of berries at night. It is also useful to eat cherries when changing time zones.

The benefits of cherries for the skin

Antioxidants in the composition of berries slow down the aging process of the skin and significantly improve its appearance. Vitamin A, which is also rich in cherries, maintains and restores skin tissue.

The benefits of cherries for digestion

Cherries contain a lot of fiber, which normalizes the digestive system and lowers cholesterol. One small handful of berries provides a quarter of your daily fiber requirement.

The benefits of cherries for the brain

Cherries contain a lot of glucose, which invigorates us and improves mood. It is a natural and low-calorie replacement for sugary desserts. Anthocyanins in cherries improve memory and stimulate the brain. Dark berries are especially useful, because they contain a lot of anthocyanins. And the polyphenol in the sweet cherry slows down the aging of the brain.

The benefits of cherries for muscles

Cherries contain a lot of potassium, which reduces muscle pain and cramps. Therefore, cherries are useful after an intense workout. Also, the berry is recommended for those suffering from rheumatism, arthritis and gout due to the salicylic acid in the berries, which anesthetizes the muscles.

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