Fresh sweet cherries are only 4 calories each! You could eat 25 for just 100 calories. They are filling and easy to eat out of hand as a nutritious snack. They are also great washed and frozen on the stem. On hot days, you can eat them like mini popsicles and spit out the seed!
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Apricots & Cherries Are Low Calorie and low glycemic
A wonderful addition to your diabetes meal plan is an apricot. At just 17 calories & 4 grams of carbs, one apricot is a good source of fiber. Cherries are a low-carb, low GI choice and can safely be included in your diabetic diet. Twelve sweet cherries have 59 calories & 14 grams of carbs
Add sweet cherries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries & blueberries to your regular diet - which are all chock full of antioxidants - rich in anthocyanins& other phytochemicals - to give your body an antiaging, anticancer wallop!
Acccording to research. these compounds stopped certain cancer cells from growing and even helped kill some off in lab and animal studies. 45 (RealAge.com)
When I'm craving something sweet and cold, I go for about 1/2c of organic frozen dark cherries, put them in a bowl with about a 1/4c of almond milk (or skim or soy or yogurt even) and eat them up! The milk semi freezes the cherries and it's almost like Cherry Garcia ice cream.... only really good for you!
Sometimes I'll add a few fresh berries as well, just to amp up the nutrients! yum yum yum!
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