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The Love For Cherry

If life is a bowl full of cherries, then we are all in for a treat…!!! This bite size stone fruit in its vivid red hue is a summertime favorite- and each little sweet cherry packs a powerful punch of nutrients. Sweet or sour, cherries are bursting with nutrition. Cherries have a very short fruiting season. In Australia, they are usually at their peak around Christmas time. In many parts of North America, cherry fruit trees are among the first fruit trees that ripen. In addition, to being a delicious fruit, they have attractive  flowers and are commonly planted for their flower display in spring. A handful of fresh cherries in the summertime are a natural gourmet natural. Cherries, along with other berries, are a rich source of anti-oxidants. Queritrin – a flavinoid is rich in cherries, and has been found by researchers to be one of the most potent anti-cancer agents. More than just a delicious fruit, cherries are low in calories. Eating cherries can help u lose weight and stay trim. A cup of cherries is less than 100 calories and packs only in 3 gm of fiber, which helps you in keeping full for a longer time. Also, these little beauties contains vitamin B such as- thiamine, riboflavin and vitamin B 6, these vitamins are crucial for the body and help in conversion of nutrients to energy. Cherries are not only healthy and delicious, but versatile also. They can be added to anything to everything from dairy, to pork, eaten raw or cooked down to make a sauce or a shake. They are a power-pack remedy to a large number of disorders- 1. Lowers down blood pressure- Cherries are an excellent source of potassium, which helps in lowering of blood pressure by helping the body to get rid out of  excess blood pressure. Eating cherries can help you maintain the balance between sodium and potassium. 2. Cherries get good sleep- Tart cherries contain melatonin, a hormone that makes you sleepy. Two tablespoons of little tart juice is used as a tasty bedtime sleep aid.  3. Cherries help fight cancer- The distinctive red hue of the cherry is due to the flavinoid called cynaidin, which in combination with anti-oxidants of cherry can help fight the free radicals of the body. Also cynaidin, helps to keep cancerous cells in control. 4. Cherries help ease arthritis pain- For those who suffer from arthritis and gout, eating 2 cup of binge cherries can give a lot of relief. Cherries can also reduce painful inflammation by decreasing the amount of the reactive protein produced. 5. Helps cure migraine- Cherries help in curing migraine problem, by reducing the inflammation in the body. The cynaidin flavinoid of the cherry can aid  in reducing the migraine headaches. 6. prevents premature ageing- cherries are rich in two important flavinoids- queritrin and isoqueritrin, which act as antioxidants and work by removing the by-products of oxidative stress, thereby slowing down the process of pre-mature ageing.   Some easy cherry recipes: 1. Cherry beer cake-

Eat Well All Week

Health is Wealth. In this generation, where we literally swim in our love for fast food, it is pretty difficult to keep our health in check. The bulges keep peeping out. The health scares keep revisiting. But somehow, we still take the back seat. I’ll exercise later. I’ll eat healthy food from tomorrow.   “Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow” -William Shakespeare, Macbeth (Act 5 Scene v )   Well, tomorrow

The no-fuss Valentine’s Menu

Valentine’s Day 2014 may have gone. But your Valentine surely hasn’t. And for your next few Valentine Days, how about you prepare and sharpen your skills beforehand rather than the day before. Here, by skills, I refer mainly to cooking since that is my forte.   It’s June now. So, you have exactly 9 months to learn and let learn. For the beginners, you might want to start with something