Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Magic of Cherries

Lately, I've been eating fruits like peaches and pineapple. Since Monday, I've been having toast with cream cheese and lots of vegetable salad. I seldom eat real meals (with rice and dish) coz I still haven't found the right groove with my new job, and it's eating up all my cooking time, which I used to have before. So, in pursuit of still staying healthy food-wise, (and not binge on chocolates, chips and cookies which I have a ton of in our pantry), I have been reading up on food alternatives. 
I learned about the magic of cherries while reading my copy of this month's Reader's Digest. Did you know that cherries have anti-inflammatory compounds that can soothe arthritis & gout? New research is showing that they may also be your much needed answer in getting a good night's sleep. I'm not just talking about the sweet kind but sour cherries are few of those foods known to have naturally occurring melatonin, which is the chemical that regulates the body's circadian rhythm and sleep patterns. 

Therefore, for a late night snack, why not try a cherry jam on toast? Research suggests that melatonin works best when consumed in the hour before bed time. As for me, I made some toast with cream cheese and cherries on top! I am saving them for later  around midnight when I'm done with job #2 and before doing job #3. Now I can't wait to work... Healthy snack awaits!

Bon appetit!


  1. that's great ! i love cherries but only get to eat them when on a cake or dessert. I'd like to try this out on bread and see if it tastes good. :) thanks for the great tip !

  2. You're welcome, Jay. I hope you'll like it! :-)



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