Did you know cherries contain flavonoids that help in reducing pain signals and inflammation in the body by inhibiting the enzymes that trigger the pain and inflammatory response, with studies showing that the enzyme-inhibiting activity of the anthocyanidins in cherries is comparable to some medications for pain relief.
Cherries also contain melatonin which is a hormone that helps promote good sleep. They are high in antioxidants and vitamin C, and research suggests that they may be beneficial for inhibiting cancer growth.
All these benefits in something that tastes so good. Cherry Christmas!