LifestyleCherry season. Avoid this combination for better health

Cherry season. Avoid this combination for better health

What should cherries not be combined with?
What should cherries not be combined with?
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11:56 AM EDT, June 3, 2024

The cherry season is slowly starting. These are some of the most popular summer fruits. However, eating a large quantity of cherries can cause severe stomach pain. Often, it's not the fruit's fault but the products we combine them with. With what should you avoid eating cherries?

There is probably no one who doesn't like cherries. They are sweet, firm, and incredibly juicy. You can use them to make homemade preserves, but most of us eat them fresh. It's hard to tear yourself away from them.

The cherry season starts at the beginning of June. The first young varieties have appeared at the stalls, but we will still have to wait for the sweet and juicy ones. Before you add cherries to any dessert or cocktail, find out what not to combine with them. Just one unassuming addition can cause severe stomach pain after eating.

Don't mix cherries with this. You’re asking for trouble

Cherries are so sweet that they don't need any additions. We usually eat them right after washing them. The fruits disappear within moments. Unfortunately, consuming many cherries can be associated with severe stomach pain. It’s not the fault of the fruit, but... the water we drink after consuming them. Drinking water after eating cherries can cause stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea.

Want to avoid this? After eating the fruit, refrain from drinking water for at least 30 minutes. This rule also applies to other drinks (including coffee, tea, and juices), kefir, and milk. These should also not be consumed before a heavy meal and meat, as cherries slow down protein digestion.

Eat healthily. They are a source of valuable antioxidants

Cherries are a source of many valuable vitamins and minerals. These small, red fruits contain a lot of vitamin C and vitamins A and E. They are powerful antioxidants that slow down the aging process. In addition to the mentioned vitamins, they also provide folic acid and thiamine, which support the nervous and immune systems.

You can eat them without guilt, as a 100-gram portion contains only 50 calories. Nevertheless, compared to other fruits, they contain a lot of sugar—as much as 12 grams per 100-gram portion. People with diabetes should consume them in small quantities.

Although cherries grow on trees and don't touch the ground, they should be washed before consumption. To do this, throw them into cold water and add a tablespoon of baking soda. Leave them there for 5 minutes, and after 5 minutes, rinse the fruits with cold water. Baking soda will remove impurities and any possible worms that often attack cherry fruits.

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