The Wonderful Benefits of Dark Chocolate and Cherries
One perk dark chocolate and cherries have in common is antioxidants. Antioxidants have many benefits ranging from anti-aging to reducing the risk of cancer (Dr. Axe). Moreover, it's suggested that people should consume at least three to four servings of antioxidant containing foods per day. Second, both dark chocolate and cherries are delicious!
These antioxidants are useful to prevent damage from free radicals and to help to protect cells. Equally important, they double as anti-inflammatories. To read more about the downfalls of inflammation, how it is caused, and how to reduce it, click the link here. According to the USDA, one cup of sour, red, raw, cherries without pits contain these antioxidants:
- Lutein & Zeaxanthin .132 mg
- Beta-carotene 1.19 mg
- Vitamin A .0995 mg
- Manganese 0.174 mg
- Vitamin C 15.5 mg
- Vitamin E 0.109 mg
Similarly, "Dark chocolate is loaded with organic compounds that are biologically active and function as antioxidants. These include polyphenols, flavanols and catechins, among others" (Healthline). In fact, cocoa beans are fruits that contain one of the highest amounts of antioxidants in the food world.
In addition to antioxidants, cherries also contain melatonin and tryptophan which support sleep quality. A study done by BASF Corp. and Louisiana State University concluded that 8 out of 11 adults with insomnia had better sleep quality and improved sleep time by 84 minutes after drinking 1 cup of cherry juice for two weeks, two times per day.
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