Get ready to enjoy these juicy delights all summer long! These antioxidant-packed fruits aren’t just a pretty addition to the picnic table. Anthocyanins, the flavonoids that give cherries their deep red color, also give cherries (and other similarly colored fruits and veggies) some serious superpowers, including regulating immune responses and acting as an anti-inflammatory. The sour varieties of this fruit may be even more helpful as an anti-inflammatory. In fact, studies suggest that tart cherries may be more effective than aspirin at relieving pain and reducing inflammation.
Try it: Seared Chicken Salad with Cherries and Goat Cheese via Martha Stewart
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