Research suggest that cherries, a “Super Fruit” may help reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes. According to a report on MarketWatch.com, cherries contain an important compound called Quercetin. Quercetin is a natural antihistamine with anti-inflammatory properties that help to give cherries their rich red color.
While apples have a good bit of quercetin, cherries have about the same amount, packing 3 mg of quercetin per 7 ounce serving. You can enjoy them fresh, dried, frozen, or as juice – actually, processing the cherries can make the quercetin more concentrated, helping you reach even more benefits.
The fact that cherries are so high in antioxidant-rich compounds goes right along with one of my favorite pieces of advise – the darker the better when it comes to stuff God made. If God made it dark (think olives, cherries, spinach, greens, strawberries, blueberries, etc) then it is most likely PACKED with nutrients!