Summer’s here, and has brought along lots of fresh fruit and vegetables! Cherries are sweet and hydrating fruits, packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants which offer many health benefits. But cherries are good for your skin and hair too!
Cherries contain anthocyanins, which are antioxidants good for your overall health. They also contain melatonin, which helps cure insomnia and maintain healthy joint function. Those fruit also act as anti-inflammatory agents, helps the body to fight aging, headaches, cancer, and help to control blood pressure and heart rate.
Incorporating cherries into your diet comes with tons of benefits. Cherries contain less than 100 calories per cup, so you can enjoy them without thinking that you’ll gain weight. Though, be careful not to eat more than one serving per day (1 cup), because that means extra calories.
Why cherries are good for your skin
Cherries are good for your skin because they keep it radiant and healthy thanks to vitamins A, B, C, and E.
Anthocyanins, the antioxidants found in cherries, slow down the aging process because they fight free radicals that enter the body and make your skin look older. So you can say cherries are good for your skin because they help you look younger.
Over time, cherries can rehydrate your skin and regenerate skin cells making them ideal for lightening dark spots from the sun, acne, and hyperpigmentation. For better results, along with eating cherries, you can also make some DIY facial treatments with this sweet fruit.
Cherries make your hair strong and shiny
Cherries are good for your skin, but also for your hair. This fruit is balancing your pH levels, which is the key for promoting hair growth.
The multivitamins in cherries nourish your hair. Here’s how: Vitamin A keeps the hair and scalp hydrated, and regulates the production of an essential acid called retinoic acid which is important for hair follicles; Vitamin B helps improve blood circulation in the scalp, which means it regenerates the cells and helps hair grow; Vitamin C prevents hair breakage, split ends and hair fall.
Cherry are in season starting in May until July or August in most countries. Keep fresh cherries in the refrigerator and whenever you wish to eat them, just rinse them to remove dirt and to bring them back to room temperature. It’s better to eat them raw, but you can also use them in many dessert recipes or fruit salads.