"As we increasingly look for ways to improve health and fight disease with
foods, it's exciting to see more and more studies suggest that simple dietary
changes, such as including tart cherries, could help decrease the risk for
heart disease," said Dr. Steven Bolling, a cardiac surgeon at the
It's Easy to Enjoy "America's Super Fruit"
In addition to being grown in the U.S., tart cherries come in dried, frozen and juice forms so they're readily available to enjoy all year long.
Krieger says being able to make foods a habit is an important factor in sustaining a healthful diet. "Creating a routine with foods you like is one of the most successful strategies for a long-term, healthful diet plan," said Krieger. "And, with heart disease continuing to be the number one killer in America, being able to incorporate heart-healthy foods like cherries in almost any meal or snacktime makes it easy and enjoyable to protect your heart."
To learn more about the health benefits of cherries and to find recipes and tips, visit http://www.choosecherries.com. There you can also download a copy of the Cherry Nutrition Report, a compendium of the more than 65 published studies on the potential health benefits of cherries.
The Cherry Marketing Institute (CMI) is an organization funded by North
American tart cherry growers and processors. CMI's mission is to increase the
|SOURCE Cherry Marketing Institute|
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