If you have any pain, sleeping problems, diabetes or gout issues get some cherries into your diet over the cherry season.
What makes cherries so special
🍒They are one of the few food sources that contain melatonin that can help you sleep. Take cherries 1 hour before bed to get the benefits of the sleeping properties.
🍒Cherries contain anthocyanins that help reduce inflammation and pain in the body.
🍒Anthocyanins also help boost insulin levels, which help control blood sugar levels.
🍒Cherries may block xanthine oxidase and reduce uric acid formation in the body that causes gout.
Keep an eye on here tomorrow for one of my favourite cherry recipes to try over the Christmas / summer season. 🎅🌲🍒🌞
I became an acai bowl ninja this summer, after making one e.v.e.r.y.d.a.y. Then, cooler months set in and I switched gears into soups and roots. Thing is, I miss the bowls so I pulled my big girl panties on today, along with several layers of clothing, and enjoyed my frozen meal by the fireplace (still warm from last night).
I blended 1.5 frozen bananas, acai powder (half the recommended portion) and one heaping cup of frozen mixed berries (rejects from my kid's lunches). I then pushed my Vitamix to the limit, adding a splash of plant milk as needed (twice). Poured it in my fancy bowl and topped with a generous scoop of unsweetened coconut yogurt, sliced strawberries and my sweet, crunchy (so important) homemade granola. Then, after this photo, I added chia seeds. Beauty is you can add whatever you like via toppings or into the frozen mixture. Make it your own, I say!
Acai (ah-sigh-ee) 👉🏻 lab studies have focused on acai's antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are substances that may protect against certain types of damage (inhibits oxidation). In a recent study, anthocyanins (blue, red or violet pigment found in plants) from acai juice and pulp were shown to be absorbed into the blood stream and demonstrate antioxidant effects within 12 and 24 hours of consumption.
This is very exciting news because people (like me) appreciate knowing the food they eat is working for them, even after it goes down the hatch. Delicious and nutritious - a win/win every time.
Have you had your purple foods today We focus so much on getting greens but purple foods like plums, red cabbage and beets are loaded with powerful antioxidants. These purple superfood truffles contain anthocyanins that have many benefits. What a delicious way to get nutrition!
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Healthy snack box subscribers will get to sample these in this month’s box!
🍒A cup of cherries is likely to provide you with around 16% of your daily Vitamin C needs and almost 10% of your Potassium requirements - Potassium is known to lower blood pressure). 🍒Cherries contain melatonin. The chemical that helps us fall asleep, having a bowl of cherries an hour before bedtime could help you drift off into a restful sleep. 🍒Cherries have anti-inflammatory properties and are thought to provide relief to sufferers of arthritis. 🍒Cherries contain a chemical called anthocyanins, they help reduce muscle soreness.
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