New research has shown that antioxidant compounds in sour cherries effectively suppress oxidation of cells in the body, lowering the risk of inflammation and cancer
These delicious fruits are rich in flavonoids, giving them their deep red color.
These substances act as antioxidants that counteract the destructive action of free radicals that cause inflammation.
For example, anthocyanins (a type of flavonoid) can significantly lower the risk of bowel cancer. "If you want to avoid intestinal problems, eat sour cherries. Of all the red fruits, only cherries contain anthocyanins, which prevent the development of colorectal cancer" - say the experts.
Another study conducted by the Turkish Military Medical Academy showed that sour cherry extract has an inhibitory effect on cancer cells in the mammary gland. Such an extract is able to stop the spread of cancer cells.
“The two studies confirm the influence of the antioxidant anti-inflammatory effect of sour cherries. The American Institute for Cancer Research found that the likelihood of colorectal cancer is also reduced by the dietary fiber of the fruit.
And last but not least, the use of sour cherries, in combination with broccoli, beans, spinach, reduce the risk of developing malignant tumors in the mouth, esophagus, lungs and stomach", experts comment.