Dark cherries contain natural compounds called anthocyanins that are known to benefit human health. Now, researchers in Australia believe those compounds may be able to help with obesity-related inflammation and the health problems that go along with it, such as gout.
To test their theory, a team of scientists from the University of Tasmania will use mice that have been fed a high-fat diet. Their hope is that giving the mice cherry extract will have an anti-inflammatory effect. If it works, a similar treatment may be used one day to help prevent or reverse inflammation in people suffering from obesity, said lead researcher Melanie Blackhall.
And if all this talk about cherries has your mouth watering for the yummy fruit, satisfy your craving with this sweet and simple (and good for you!) recipe: