Want to refresh your diet? Ok, it’s time to eat some cherries!
Jillian Kubala discloses on healthline.com why they are essential:
- They have a low glycemic index (more moderate than other fruits), and this is good for people with diabetes.
- Cherries are abundant in melatonin what helps to sleep better (this is also positive with jet lag). However, the melatonin level is higher in tart cherries than in sweet ones.
- Since they are rich in antioxidants, cherries improve memory. It is a fact that tart cherries contribute to reducing the risk of cholesterol, blood pressure, and diabetes because they act in glucose metabolism.
- There is an excellent reason to eat cherries – they contain the highest level of antioxidants (more than any other fruit). Antioxidants help against free radicals, for what they slow down the ageing process.
- Potassium, also present here, helps regulate blood pressure while reducing the risk of hypertension. The phytosterols reduce cholesterol, as well. It is evident that cherries have therapeutic value.
- This fruit has an outstanding effect on Gout attacks for what it notably reduces them in a significant proportion.
Healthy diet recipes with cherry
Magical (and health beneficial) cherries, combined with low-calorie and delicious desserts to enjoy:
These low-calorie cherry desserts also contain essential nutrients while combining oat bran, cornmeal and casein. This last one is derived from milk and is the most abundant protein in it (the other component is whey).
- It is a good source of protein that provides essential amino acids which are so necessary to repair, maintenance and growth of our organism. There are two types of casein: Micellar and Hydrolysate.
- Our body digests the first one more slowly, and rather rapidly the second one. Casein is anti-catabolic because due to its slow digestion it reduces protein breakdown within the body and supplies the body cells with essential amino acids.
- It is also, the preferred supplement of bodybuilders and athletes for it good for muscle protein synthesis (what leads to muscle growth and strength).
- Cornmeal (present in one of the recipes) on the other hand, does not contain gluten (unlike flour), so it is ideal for celiac. It mainly includes carbohydrates, iron, and phosphorus.
- Quark is a dairy product (not a yoghurt) that has more protein than yoghurt in fact, and it is much lower in salt.