6 Benefits of Eating Cherries

3. Aids Weight Loss

The science is still out on this one, but preliminary studies have shown that a diet that includes regular consumption of tart cherry juice could help you lose weight. Specifically, a study by the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center found that rats that received whole tart cherry powder added to a high-fat diet tended to gain less weight than those who didn’t receive the cherry mixture.

It would be a stretch to say cherries alone will help you lose weight. But there’s no doubt that switching out other, less healthy food items—like candy and chocolate—for this more natural sweet treat is a wise decision.

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