5/21/10

This Week's Hidden Healthy Hit: Cherries

Cherry pie, cherry cola, cherries jubilee, cherry-on-top! You just can't help but smile when you think of cherries. When you think of a Hidden Healthy Hit, most people assume the dietitian is going to pick produce. But this tasty fruit packs a little extra punch you may not have known.

Cherries contain an antioxidant called anthocyanins. When we eat these little plant chemicals our bodies benefit. For example, scientists believe they may benefit our hearts by reducing inflammation, total cholesterol and belly fat! More recently, researchers found that certain cherry compounds may alleviate arthritis pain and gout.

Get Fresh Sweet California Cherries at Market Street this week for $2.97/lb!

NuVal Score: 96

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