Cherries Nutrition plus Healthy Fruits You May Like

Healthy Fruits as Servings of Dessert:  Healthy Ideas

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Hi.  Today I want to share with you some specific posts on healthy eating.  The first article shows you some ways you can use healthy fruits ..

 

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Good news for all with a “sweet tooth”: You can still make and eat the fluffiest, yummiest desserts without the self-loathing that comes afterward. 

That’s good news!  Read about the 83 Healthy Recipe Substitutions, via Greatist :

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Cherries and Health Benefits of Fruits

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It’s always a great thing when you can stick to raw food – so when you choose colorful and delicious fruits, try to select a healthy fruit with nutrition benefits that you don’t have to add sugar to!  Some examples:

  • strawberries
  • kiwi
  • red grapes
  • apples
  • raspberries
  • blackberries
  • cherries
  • bananas
  • honeydew melon
  • blueberries                 

 

Cherries Nutrition and Benefits of Cherries:  A Ton of Them

Cherries have an abundance of good stuff – namely, for your immune system.  It helps in other ways too – such as the fact it lowers your risk of stroke, and has “cancer preventative” compounds.  So it’s truly a superfood you can use to improve your health ..

In fact, it has these things known as anthocyanins and cyanidin (antioxidants).  If you’d like to learn more about what these are, visit the Mercola site and read the article .

 

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Did you realize that CHERRIES contain a kind of natural melatonin?  Yes, you read that right – they can help you sleep!

Plus they can reduce your uric acid .. ha, you may be wondering “what the heck is that?”.  It’s what accumulates in your muscles after a good strong workout.  You can read more about that HERE

 

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Another Fruit with healthy advantages is the blueberry.  When it comes to healthy fruits that pack a punch, wow.. this one is #1 in terms of Antioxidant activity.  These babies can be frozen for up to 1 YEAR – you simply rinse, then DRY on a paper towel.  Next, you need to FREEZE in a single layer on rimmed baking sheets.  Then.. seal in “freezer-safe containers”.

 

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Next we discuss dried figs  – Did you know that these make a great substitute in Baked Goods?  Yes indeedy – they can substitute for fats such as oil and butter, when they are pureed.  The dried fig is a good source of potassium, and has 1.5 grams of fiber.  I eat these myself, as they’re fairly filling; and they’re a source of calcium & iron too.

TIP:  for use in baking, you’d puree 1 cup (250 mL) of dried figs with 1/4 cup (50 mL) of water, then replace half of the fat called for in the recipe with an equal amount of the fig mixture.

Reference Material:  Visit this post at CANADIANLiving.com

 

 

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