What are the benefits of cherries for the skin?
Foods high in anti-inflammatory compounds—such as cherries—are great for improving skin health. Inflammation can cause elastin and collagen fibers in your skin to wear down faster, quickening the aging process. An anti-inflammatory diet will preserve youthful skin and protect it from environmental factors. You can also strengthen collagen formation by increasing your intake of vitamin C, and one cup of raw cherries contains 18% of your daily value of the vitamin.
How many cherries should you eat a day?
Many people reference the quote, “everything in moderation, including moderation.” This idea goes for cherries as well. Because they are high in fiber, if you consume too many cherries at one time, they can fly right through you. It’s best to find that happy medium of including cherries in your diet for their numerous health benefits while not eating so many that you aren’t spending time doing the things you love.
Time for some cherry-picking. If you have any questions about cherries and their health properties—or questions about healthy lifestyle choices in general—reach out to a Baylor St. Luke’s primary care physician. Let’s get cooking.