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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Nature's Beauty. Cherries

The summer is the optimum time to enjoy this fruit, though you can get them year round frozen, dried and as juice. Cherries contain Vitamin C, potassium and have been shown to have a beneficial effect on the eyes because of their lutein and zeaxanthin properties. According to researchers a flavonoid found in cherries has anticarcinogenic called quercetin which can help prevent heart disease. The soluble fiber in cherries may also have a positive influence on cholesterol. Cherries also contain antocyanins which may help relieve muscle and soreness.

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1 comment:

un_taco said...

The picture alone makes me want cherries, but after reading this, well -- !