From the month of June, they make their arrival on the stalls. These red fruits are excellent for the health of seniors. The proof by five.
Cherries protect the heart
Thanks to their richness in antioxidants (with anti-inflammatory effects). These red fruits are an excellent way to fight against cardiovascular diseases, by lowering the cholesterol level. A 2016 study also highlighted. Another key role: consuming the Montmorency Morello cherry variety (more acidic and juicy) in juice form also naturally lowers blood pressure.
They help fight insomnia
A 2014 American study showed that the consumption of Morello cherry juice from Montmorency would be a good alternative to sleeping pills. Patients with insomnia who consumed a full glass of cherry juice morning and night for two weeks gained more than an hour of sleep each night compared to the group of insomniac patients who received a placebo. They are indeed a natural source of antioxidant flavonoids and melatonin (the hormone that regulates our sleep/wake cycles), a winning duo for improving sleep.
Also effective against gout attacks
A 2012 study showed that patients who suffered from gout – painful inflammatory rheumatism caused by excess uric acid in the blood – lowered their risk of a seizure by 35% after just two days of consuming this red fruit. . Combined with allopurinol, a treatment that reduces excess uric acid in the blood, this risk was even reduced by 75%!
Cherries, a transit booster
Like many fruits, it is rich in fiber, which improves intestinal transit. But that’s not all. Cherry also contains sorbitol, a sugar known for its (sweet) laxative properties.
A natural diuretic
They are the ally of heavy legs and all those who retain water. You can concoct a summer herbal tea at home with the stems of the cherries (organic if possible). Place about 40 cherry stems in a liter of water, boil for a few minutes then let steep for about 15 minutes. Filter and drink two glasses of the brew (no more than half a liter) each day. To consume in the cure, during 7 to 10 days.