Cherry juice can affect tryptophan, serotonin, and melatonin levels, which regulate sleep, according to MyFitnessPal nutrition scientist and registered dietitian Stephanie Nelson.
Consuming sweet cherries may reduce inflammatory biomarkers and prevent chronic inflammatory disorders like diabetes, arthritis, cancer, and heart disease.
Nelson said inflammation causes plaque to build in the arteries, causing heart disease. Cherries lower inflammation, inhibit plaque development, and prevent heart disease.
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Nelson says cherries are a good source of fiber at 3 grams per cup. Fruits and vegetables with high fiber content can support weight loss goals by promoting satiety.
Nelson adds cherries are high in vitamin C, which is needed to form collagen, in addition to fiber. Cherry servings contain 10 milligrams of vitamin C, or 11% of your recommended intake.
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