A quick tip from RealAge.com. How about cherries as an anti-inflammatory? Ok, don’t throw away your painkillers yet. But adding cherries to your diet is certainly one of those "can’t hurt" things.
So what’s the big deal? Well, two things actually. First, Vitamin C is linked to reducing inflammation markers in your blood. Of course, that you can get from a lot of fresh things.
But cherries are also rich in anthocyanins, which also may inhibit enzymes that lead to inflammation. Other berries, such as raspberries and blackberries are also high in anthocyanins. Anthocyanins have been in the news because of their possibilities when it comes to diabetes, cancer and even clogged arteries. Sound too good to be true? Well, cherries may not cure the world’s diseases, but they may boost your health more than you thought.