Cherry is a springy, deep red fruit and is specifically enjoyed in May. In addition to fantastic taste, this small, round "treasure" also has valuable nutrients, necessary for the health of both body and spirit. But how can cherry help you maintain your health?
First, cherry is a good source of fiber and is rich in vitamin C, potassium, copper and manganese. One cup of cherries (about 154 grams) has 97 calories while giving you 2 grams of protein and 25 grams of carbohydrates.
What you probably didn't know about cherry, is that cherry can also help you sleep better as well as recover faster after physical exercise. Wondering why this is happening?
Cherry is a natural source of melatonin, the hormone that your body releases at night, so you can fall asleep and enjoy a better quality sleep. The same applies to the "cousin" of the cherry, the sour cherry. So, the deep red fruit can boost melatonin levels, offering you... Sweet dreams!