It is now the peak season for the ripening of sweet cherries. These berries are not only tasty, but also healing. Cherry is rich in various vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Thanks to this, cherries can be considered a medicinal food product.
Sweet cherry excellent lifesaver for constipation. Due to the high fiber content, the fruits stimulate impaired gastric motility, improve digestion. Therefore, they are used for intestinal atony and other diseases accompanied by sluggish peristalsis. Sweet cherries contain few organic acids and therefore do not cause heartburn in gastritis with high acidity.
Cherry juice is very useful. Thanks to the content of salicylic acid, which has an analgesic effect, it can alleviate the suffering of people experiencing attacks of rheumatism, arthritis and gout.
Cherries are also recommended for people who have acne on the skin. This problem may be due to the accumulation of various poisons in the body. Contained vitamins and minerals cleanse the blood of toxins and harmful bacteria.
Dark maroon cherries are useful in anemias due to the high content of iron. It helps to enrich the blood with oxygen, prevent weakness and lethargy.
For problems with blood vessels and the heart cherry is simply irreplaceable. Saturated with potassium, it is very useful for those suffering from hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases. Dark red cherries contain carotenoids, which, together with anthocyanins, strengthen the walls of blood vessels in atherosclerosis. Coumarin compounds lower the blood clotting threshold, preventing the formation of blood clots and plaques.
But you should refrain from using this berry for diabetes and intestinal patency disorders.
Source: Home Doctor magazine
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