When it comes to cute, cherries are up there with kittens and tiny Japanese erasers.  Cherries have always been one of my favorite things to eat, and as a former champion of Ms. Pacman, I have fond memories of fleeing ghosts in hot pursuit of bouncing cherries and bonus points.

Cherries, it turns out, have real-life bonus points too.  A study out of the University of Michigan indicates that eating one and a half servings of tart cherries could significantly boost antioxidant activity in the body.

 

Previous studies  in animals have demonstrated that a cherry-enriched diet can lower blood cholesterol levels and reduce triglycerides, reduce body weight, and the belly fat which is associated with increased heart disease risk and type 2 diabetes.

And here’s more good news about cherries for athletes and long distance runners (especially if they run low during exercise): Research from Oregon Health & Science University revealed that runners who drank cherry juice twice a day for seven days

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