Bing: for a Healthy Lifestyle

by admin on January 31, 2013

Pitted Bing Cherries, 5lbsSo, how is a search engine going to keep you healthy? It’s not. We mean the super sweet, dark fleshed cherry. So, we all know that eating fruit is healthy for you. But which fruits do we choose? Here are great health reasons to make cherries a part of your diet.

Bing cherries are packed with antioxidants. Studies have shown that the antioxidants found in cherries may help to reduce the risk of heart disease and even the risk of cancer. Those very same antioxidants found in cherries have been shown in studies to potentially help reduce the risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease.

There is increasing evidence that one way to control blood pressure and reduce the risk for hypertension and stroke is to switch to a diet rich in potassium. One good source of potassium is the Bing cherry.

Bing cherries contain good amounts of the substance called melatonin. Taking melatonin helps in getting effective sleep, and it promotes overall healthy sleep patterns, even reducing jet lag. Cherries are high in vitamin C, and they have anti-inflammatory properties which studies suggest may help to control arthritis and gout.

There are many ways to get more cherries into your diet. A serving of 21 Bing cherries has less than 100 calories. Use pitted Bing cherries to make cold soup. Boil fresh cherries in fruit juice, water or wine (1 cup fruit to2 cups liquid). Cook on low until the cherries are soft, sweeten to taste with honey if you like, and then chill.  You might like it topped with a spoonful of plain greek yogurt.

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