Thursday, June 13

Eat Cherries for Youthful Skin

I like to eat as healthy as possible.  
Cherries are a super fruit rich in antioxidants and vitamins.
I like cherries a lot. 

When I was a little girl, I was spending weekends and holidays in my grandparents house. 
They had a huge garden with many cherry trees. I remember climbing up a tree with my cousin and eating cherries. We'd sit up there for hours and just eat. And then take a break. We stayed up there talking, laughing, it was so relaxing.
Sometimes our parents gave us  a bucket to pick cherries and I remember that we were eating more cherries than we actually picked.
Ahhh, sweet memories! :-) 

Cherries health benefits:
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Cherries are high in antioxidants, help reduce the risk of cancer, inflammatory problems, heart disease, promoting healthy skin and brain cells.

1.) Cherries are an excellent source of beta carotene (vitamin A).

2.) They are also a source of zinc, iron, potassium, manganese and good source of copper.

3.) Cherries aiding in brain health and in the prevention of memory loss.

4.) They are great for digestion, weight loss.

5.) Cherries help liver and kidneys to get rid of toxicity which makes them perform better.

6.) Cherries act as a natural painkiller.

7.) Cherries reduce inflammation.

8.) Cancer protection.

9.) Cherries help you sleep, because they contain a substance called melatonin.

10) Anti-Aging. Melatonin found in cherries also slows down the aging process.

More about melatonin:
Cherries are rich in stable antioxidant melatonin. Melatonin is essential for our immune system and it helps maintain a healthy sleeping pattern. Melatonin can cross the blood-brain barrier easily and produces soothing effects on the brain neurons, calming down nervous system irritability, which helps relieve neurosis, insomnia and headache conditions.

Remember: Eating cherries can help ease the pain of arthritis, aid insomnia and other sleep-related disorders. Fresh cherries can provide your body with a high dose of antioxidants that protect skin cells from free radical damage, which is the main cause behind aging.

Quick Tip :
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Cut the cherries in half, apply it into your face (neck) and leave it for about 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. Cherries help in removing dead skin cells. Your skin will become shiny and glowing.

How great it feels knowing your favorite fruit has loads of benefits attached.  :-)

Bon Appetit!