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A 44-year-old female asked:

Are there any health benefits to eating cherries?

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Dr. John Hanna
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: There are some antioxidant properties to cherries. The alternative treatment for gout involves cherry juice as a method for treting an acute attack.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tart Cherries: Cherries contain anthocyanins which help to prevent free radical damage to cells. Cherries can decrease levels of uric acid (gout).One study suggested that ingesting montgomery tart cherries helped osteoarthritis pain. One cup of cherries is only 87 calories and has 2.9 grams of fiber. Viva la cherry!

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What health benefits are associated with eating cherries?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Viva la Cherry!: Cherries contain anthocyanins which help to prevent free radical damage to cells. Cherries can decrease levels of uric acid (gout).One study suggested that ingesting montgomery tart cherries helped osteoarthritis pain. One cup of cherries is only 87 calories and has 2.9 grams of fiber. Cherries are awesome!
A 41-year-old male asked:

Cherry eating is good for health.Ll?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Yes,esp. if organic!: Cherries are incredibly healthy. They're rich in antioxidants & flavonoids like anthocyanins & quercitin. They reduce inflammation, improve blood sugar regulation & have compounds known to prevent heart disease, cancer & alzheimer's. However, they are 17th on the environmental working group's list of foods with the most pesticides so choose organic! see http://www.Nationalcherries.Com/health.Html.

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