Basic information about Sweet Cherry
Sweet Cherry (Prunus avium) is a woody plant from the family of roses, and shares its place in the family with her relative, sour cherry.
In ancient times, the Sweet Cherry was a wild woody plant, with tiny and sweet bitter fruits. Old Greeks are considered to be the initiators of domestic cherry breeding, so that today, worldwide, Sweet Cherry grows in over 900 varieties!
What is the nutritive composition of the Sweet Cherry?
Sweet Cherry gives the fruit in red color (light red to dark red or even yellow red) that abounds in substance that is extremely important in preserving cell structure and preventing the formation of tumors - anthocyanin.
As well as blackberries, raspberries, sour cherry, plums, Sweet Cherry abounds with these materials, which give the red color to the fruit.
On the caloric table, Sweet Cherry is counted in medium-caloric foods, which contain carbohydrate, protein and very little fat.
From vitamins, Sweet Cherry abounds in vitamin C, vitamin B group (B1, B2, B3, B6, folic acid), Vitamin A.
Cherries contain a lot of calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, boron and zinc.
What Are Health Benefits Of Sweet Cherry?
1. Sweet Cherry has a very anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and diuretic property
Since ancient times, a home-made recipe for solving problems with urinary tract has been used, which helps in maintaining water in the body, in cases of elevated blood pressure or in kidney infections. They have used dry stems of sweet cherry for tea preparing.
2. Sweet Cherry is a fruit that can beat the tumor
Elaginic acid, which in large quantities is found in cherries, sour cherries, strawberries and raspberries, is a chemical that is considered to be a powerful antioxidant that prevents DNA damage from the cell, thereby reducing the possibility of cancer.
3. Sweet Cherry gives the strength to the organism
Sweet Cherry returns physical strength and it is good to use by people who are weak, exhausted, or have suffered a disease.
4. Sweet Cherry improves food digestion
Because of the high content of cellulose, Sweet Cherry is considered to be intestinal cleaner and it also improves digestion.
Still, you should know that cherries should not be eaten before lunch because they can slow down the digestion of digestive juices, which particularly complicates digestion of meat. After eat cherries, you should not drink water, especially beer or alcoholic beverages.
5. Sweet Cherry regulates blood pressure
Because of the high amount of water and potassium, Sweet Cherry facilitates the removal of water from the body; it promotes kidney, liver and liver activity. It also helps maintain heart and blood vessels because it regulates blood cholesterol levels.
6. Sweet Cherry eliminates rheumatism and arthritis
Minerals boron, calcium and magnesium in Sweet Cherry, help to preserve the health of the bones and make them firmer. Also, the diuretic properties with the reduction of uric acid levels, prevents the retention of fluid in the joints, thereby removing pain.
7. Sweet Cherry into cosmetic purposes
Elagic acid also has antioxidant properties, which prevents aging of the skin and the formation of wrinkles.
Sweet Cherry is a natural remedy against cellulite because it can prevent its formation.
How to get some tea from a dried fruit stems of Sweet Cherry?
Against diseases of the kidneys and urinary organs: teaspoon of dried stems is recommended. Cook a teaspoon of stems in a liter of water for two minutes (from the moment the water spills), let it stand a bit, strain it and drink it occasionally in sips during the day.