Cherries, one of the favourite summer fruit, often regarded as a “dessert” fruit, is actually rich in antioxidants and may offer many therapeutic benefits to your health.
For starters, they are packed with substances that help fight inflammation and cancer. Quercetin and ellagic acid, two compounds contained in cherries, have been shown to inhibit the growth of tumors and even cause cancer cells to commit suicide, without damaging healthy cells.
Cherries also contain carotenoids, melatonin, quercetin, and anthocyanins, which according to the National Cherry Growers and Industries Foundation, these components battle cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, inflammation, and Alzheimer's disease. They also have antiviral and antibacterial properties, and are very nutritional with a low calorie count.