Start the day with cherries


Last updated 2/22/2019 at 2:02pm

FALLBROOK – George Washington might have known a thing or two when he tried to cut down a cherry tree. The first president of the United States of America may have been trying to get at the sweet and versatile fruit hanging from the tree's branches.

Cherries are nutritional powerhouses that contain antioxidants, which studies have suggested can reduce the risk of heart disease. In addition, anthocyanins in cherries may help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Furthermore, cherries are a natural source of melatonin, which promotes healthy sleep. People with arthritis may find that cher...

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