Garden Cherries

It’s time for cherries, and both our trees have been bearing now for almost a month.cherry treeThe cherry tree was the first tree planted in our yard when our parents moved here in 1974. We planted a second one in 2000 or there about.

cherriesAt home, we all love cherries . . . and as children, we gave ourselves designated areas of the tree to reap to prevent us fussing over this tangy red fruit.

We have our cherries as is, but as adults we now make and enjoy cherry juice with a dash of ginger. This morning, however, I will be eating all the cherries I picked.

I understand that cherries contain Vitamin C and Potassium.  They also have high amounts of phytosterols which help lower “bad” (LDL) cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.

The cherry is among the top superfoods for antioxidants and joint health due to its high level of anthocyanins, which has been proven to help ease pain from inflammation, arthritis and gout.

Cherries also have melatonin – a hormone produced in the brain’s pineal gland which has been credited with for slowing the aging process,  fighting insomnia and jet lag.

cherries

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