Summer has started outside the window, and with it, juicy, beautiful, dark red cherries have dazzled on the fruit benches! Full of energy from the coming summer sun, nutritious berries delight us with their natural sweetness. Today we will get to know them better! The fiber content in berries prevents constipation by helping food pass through the gastrointestinal tract. The recommended amount of fiber per day is 21-38 grams. 1 cup of cherries contains 2,9 g of fiber. Anthocyanins are compounds that give cherries their dark red color. As an antioxidant flavanoid, anthocyanins protect the body from damage by toxins and free radicals. In a study published in 2010, anthocyanins were noted to have anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. A natural antioxidant that the body uses to repair tissues and produce collagen. Vitamin C is essential for maintaining healthy skin, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, and cartilage. It is also essential for strong bones and teeth. One cup of fresh cherries contains 8,7 mg of vitamin C, which is 8-13% of the recommended daily allowance for adults. Thanks to the anthocyanins described above, cherries. Contained in berries, also a powerful antioxidant, helps reduce inflammation and oxidative stress. Melatonin plays a significant role in regeneration processes and for good sleep.