Finally the cherries are in at our local farmers market!
At this time of the year, when in season, cherries are a great fruit for snacking, as they have some great health benefits.
They are loaded with antioxidants which help to fight free radicals in the body and may help prevent cancer and heart disease as well as slow your aging process down.
If your goal is fat loss or just trying to stay lean, because cherries are high in fiber eating a serving can keep you fuller for longer.
Some research I have read is that cherries can reduce post workout/after workout muscle soreness,when taken directly after. Whether it be drinking actual cherry juice or eating a serving of raw cherries.
Also cherries have been linked to helping to aid sleep as they contain melatonin, which is a hormone in the body that helps to regulate sleep.
I know I will be taking advantage of this super fruit at this time of the year and if you are not already doing so, you should to!