GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Mid summer in Michigan means cherry season! Not only are cherries delicious, but eating cherries can be a great health strategy too! Dr. Geri from Ideal You is our Weight Loss Expert to talk about cherries and why they can be a healthy addition to your diet.

Health Benefits of Cherries:

  • Low in calories
  • Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients
  • Good source of vitamin C, potassium and fiber
  • Tart cherries are lower in sugar and have been shown to offer the most health benefits
  • Drinking tart cherry juice can help the body to reduce inflammation
  • Tart cherry juice can help you get better and deeper sleep
  • Cherries are a good source of pectin which is a soluble fiber that dissolves in the stomach, increases in size and takes up more space, which can reduce overeating and promote weight loss over time

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