Did you know that sweet cherries are among the top 20 foods with the highest concentration of antioxidants? This flavorful fruit may relieve arthritis pain, protect the heart, and help with problems associated with sleep. Join Hy-Vee Dietitian Jen Haugen, to learn health benefits from eating cherries and a delicious cherry recipe!
How to Pit a Cherry (without a pitter)
A simple tip will help you pit your cherries with a tool you probably already have in your kitchen.
Suffer from pain due to gouty arthritis or muscle soreness after exercise? A bowl full of cherries may have the similar pain-reducing effects compared to aspirin.
Natural Sleep Aid
Cherries are one of the few foods that contain melatonin, a natural hormone in your body that helps you fall asleep and wake up.
The beautiful, bright red color of cherries comes from their anthocyanins. They are important for protecting the heart and inhibiting further plaque build-up.
Jen Haugen represents Hy-Vee as a nutrition expert promoting healthy eating throughout the community. Jen is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.