Author: Fiona Hall
5 Reasons to Love Cherries
They won the hearts of dignitaries, royalty and noblemen. From China to the United States, cherries have been celebrated for centuries since arriving with the settlers during the 1600s. Cherries symbolize productivity, happiness and joy in some cultures. The Chinese believed that cherries are a sign of immortality. The Greeks often wrote about using cherries as a diuretic. However, cherries have more than a rich history and are more than a symbol! The tiniest of the fruits is nature’s own little anti-inflammatory pill and is fast becomingÂ a shining star on the health circuit. They can decrease strokes, heart attacks, assist with insomnia and may fight cancer. Cherries also help with joint pain and with headaches. Pretty neat for such a tiny fruit that has only 100 calories per cup. Nature really hooked us up with this powerful fruit. Here are 5 reasons to fall in love with cherries.
Two apples a day keep heart disease away
The proverb on the benefits of eating an apple a day is nearly right, scientists have said. A study has found that two apples a day can do more to keep cholesterol down and lower the risk of heart disease. Researchers at the University of Reading said their work showed â€œclear cause and effectâ€ between eating the fruit and health benefits. They found that apples are rich in fibre and in compounds called polyphenols, which can reduce so-called bad cholesterol and improve blood vessel function. The
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Weâ€™re loving the new varieties that are coming onto the market and have spent the past few years preparing our Kanzi apples for production. We hope you get to enjoy one soon!
The Orange Apple Ramble 2017
Meeting at Food HQ at 11am, for a apple variety showcase, then hopping on a bus to arrive at Nashdale for a 2.5km stroll through a commercial orchard, a heritage apple orchard, into a trufferie and finally native vegetation with the final destination at Lake Canobolas.
Stations of apple based tasting plates and local ciders will be available along the stroll with music at the lake kiosk. Local growers will be participating in the ramble to educate guests on the history of the industry and how apples are grown.
Pick your own apples as you go and soak in the glorious views of the Towac Valley.
Cherries are fitness friendly!
We love an article in the Huffington Post that states that cherries combat post-workout soreness.
â€˜Find yourself having trouble walking down the stairs (or even sitting down) after a hard workout? If youâ€™re looking for a healthy way to fight post-exercise soreness, cherries fit the bill. Studies suggest a cup and a half of tart cherries or one cup of tart cherry juice can significantly reduce muscle inflammation and soreness (remember that a good workout actually causes muscle damage, resulting in inflammation).
In one study a group of marathon runners drank tart cherry juice or a placebo drink twice daily for seven days prior to their race. The cherry juice group reported significantly less post-race muscle pain. Remember to have it immediately post workout (i.e. with your whey protein) when your muscles are primed to absorb excess insulin in the bloodstream.â€™
Now that itâ€™s cherry season, make sure you have a bowl of cherries in your fridge ready for your post-workout snack or you can grab a bottle of our freshly sealed, 100% BiteRiot cherry juice from supermarkets such as Harris Farm and IGA. Enjoy!!