Cherries: Fights Cancer

Cherries: Fights Cancer

By: Arlene Gentallan

cherries fights cancer
Cherries fights cancer!

        In a study by Ogur, Istanbulluoglu, Korkmaz, et al., they've investigated the anti-cancer property of cherries. The result of their study showed that cherry extract inhibits breast cancel cell growth and promotes cancer cell death. Furthermore, cherries has also been observed to kill multi drug-resistant bacteria.

Cherries contains compounds which induces cancel cells to undergo programmed cell death, inhibit cancer cell growth, without harming normal cells of the body.

Cherries are rich in antioxidant such as anthocyanin, cyanidin, and hydroxycinnamic acid. It contains compound which helps protect the body from damaging free radicals, preventing premature aging. The sweeter and darker a cherry, the more nutritious it is.

According to the American Institute for Cancer Research:

"The antioxidants in cherry juice and dried cherries (both unsweetened and sweetened) are similar to fresh cherries, according to producer data. Frozen cherries’ antioxidant content is somewhat lower, and canned cherries’ decreases further but remains significant."

        Cherries are also anti-inflammatory so they are recommended home remedies for inflammatory conditions such as gouty arthritis to relieve pain and swelling. It has also been shown to be neuroprotective. Eating cherries has been shown to lower risk of developing Alzheimer's and cardiovascular diseases.

Cherries can be use as a home remedy for headache.

        Cherries are a good source of melatonin "the sleep hormone." It's also high in potassium which is needed to eliminate excess water and lower blood pressure. It's a significant source of fiber which lowers risk of colorectal cancer.