Washington cherries are here! Here are 3 reasons to eat more of them.

Now in our Produce department: Fresh, organic, Washington-grown cherries! Grab a bag on your way to the park or the beach--they're easy to pack and a total crowd-pleaser.

Heather in Wellness with the first delivery for 2015 of Washington cherries! (Prices may fluctuate with the season.)

3 reasons to eat more cherries:

1. Ease aching joints

Cherries’ rich red colour comes from anthocyanins—the antioxidants found in grapes (and red wine)—that inhibit enzymes associated with inflammation, and may help soothe soreness linked to muscle and joint pain.

2. Guard your colon

These mighty fruits also contain quercetin, which is a flavonoid with anti-carcinogenic activity. New research in the Journal of Nutrition found it helps prevent damaging lesions—thought to be a predictor of tumours—from forming in the colon.

3. Control cholesterol

All cherries are high in pectin—a soluble fibre that helps to prevent heart disease by lowering “bad” cholesterol.

From Best Health

Date: Wednesday June 24, 2015

Category: Fresh Pick

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