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Are Dried Cherries Good For You?

“Are dried cherries good for you?” This question has been asked for decades and the fact is, yes they are! It has been proven through many different scientific studies that cherries offer a host of health benefits over and above the nutritional value they offer. Most people simply like them for their robust, sweet (or tart) flavor. The added nutritional and health benefits are a bonus.

The Benefits of Dried Cherries When It Comes to Your Health

Dried cherries could possibly be labeled as a superfood with all of the nutrients they contain. They are full of beta-carotene, calcium, iron, and fiber. Dried cherries have a modest amount of natural sugars which are easily used by the body for an efficient food source. When drying fruit, all of the nutrients (including the sugars) are concentrated into a much smaller serving.

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Dried Cherries for Arthritis/Gout

Gout is caused by a buildup of uric acid in the bloodstream. Eating 10 or more cherries a day can clear away the uric acid and help to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with gout and other forms of arthritis. Consuming cherries regularly also helps to increase anthocyanins in the body which helps minimize the effects of inflammation. 

Full of Vitamins and Nutrients

Because the dried cherries that are grown at the Sunrise Fresh farm are harvested at the peak of ripeness, they are full of vitamins and minerals. This includes fiber, Vitamin A, calcium, and iron that our bodies need to thrive. The natural sugars they contain will sweeten any dish so less sugar needs to be added to recipes.

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Instant Energy Boost!

When you use dried cherries as a mid-morning or afternoon snack, you will receive a quick boost of energy that will help you get through the rest of your day. Fruits are known to be simple carbohydrates. This means they break down quickly so that your body can use the sugars they release immediately. It’s a great way to boost your energy and get a nutritional boost as well.

Dried Cherries for Digestive Issues

Dried cherries are full of healthy fiber. If you suffer from constipation or other digestive disorders, eating a few dried cherries from Sunrise Fresh every day will help you regain some normalcy. While it is important to not overdo it, high-fiber foods like dried cherries and other fruits will quickly go to the root of the problem. This will help you get back on track and feeling more like yourself.

Are dried cherries good for you? You bet they are...especially when they are “Just fruit... and nothing else!”

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