Tart summer cherries can help reduce inflammation, they health promote overall health thanks to high contents of vitamin C and fiber, they promote brain health and they can help you sleep better thanks to the hormone melatonin, says Pop Sugar. And as if those aren’t enough reasons to snack on some cherries this season, a recent study conducted at the University of Michigan Health System showed that “the anthocyanins in tart cherries activate a molecule that helps rev up fat burning and decrease fat storage,” so eating this fruit can actually help you slim down.

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