Cherries are one of those fruits that conjure memories of childhood—the warmth of late, spring days and the sheer joy of seeing your mom bringing a heaping bowl of bright red cherries to the table. Now we know that eating cherries as a part of a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables may provide health benefits.
Cherries are a good source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant. Eating cherries as part of a healthy diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables may help reduce your risk of cancer, a disease associated with many factors.
Cherries are also low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Eating cherries as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol and rich in fruits, vegetables and fiber may reduce the risk of heart disease, a condition associated with many factors.
So kick back and enjoy those heartwarming childhood memories, while of course, savoring your own bowl full of sweet, juicy cherries—it's a treat you can feel good about!