Potential Health Benefits of Cherries

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It is common knowledge that it is important to maintain a balanced and healthy diet, because a healthy diet helps to promote a healthy body. Part of keeping a healthy diet includes eating fruits and vegetables, such as those produced by Smeltzer Orchards. The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) suggests that you eat two to three cups of vegetables and one and a half to two cups of fruit each day, depending on your age and gender. To take steps toward making sure your diet is healthy and learn more, please visit the USDA's MyPlate website.

Cherries are an increasingly popular fruit, especially when it comes to the topic of health benefits. Studies have shown that cherries can provide many health benefits, some of which include the easing of arthritis pain, aiding memory, preventing gout flare-ups, lowering blood pressure, preventing cancer and heart disease, and are an extremely good choice for dieting due to the low amount of calories and fat.* Studies have also shown that cherries contain melatonin, which is a natural sleep aid.* Click on some of the links below to learn some more about how cherries can help keep your body healthy.

WebMD - A reputable online source of information, containing nutritional facts and general information on cherries, as well as an article on cherries preventing gout flare-ups.*

Montmorency Tart Cherries - A great source containing information on the various health and nutrition of cherries and cherry products.*

Health Club - This site provides an excellent article stating and explaing many of the health benefits of adding cherries to your diet.*

* These claims are not supported by the FDA.