8 Health Benefits To Eating Cherries

1. Relives Insomnia    

Cherries contain a hormone called melatonin which facilitates good, peaceful sleep. Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland in the brain. It is known to regulate your sleep and wake cycles and control the internal body clock.

2. Facilitates Weight Loss

If you are planning to shed some weight, don’t forget to add cherries to your diet. Cherries are¬†low in calories¬†that means that around a cup of cherries would be less than 100 calories (according to the USDA). They are rich in vitamins that strengthen your¬†metabolism and have a moderate water content that flushes out the toxins from your body.

3. Lowers Hypertension

Cherries contain a good amount of potassium, and thus, help in removing excess sodium content from the body and balances the amount of both potassium and sodium which automatically helps in maintaining your blood pressure levels.

4. Prevents Cardiovascular Diseases

The antioxidants present in cherries called anthocyanins help in reducing bad cholesterol levels, regulate the blood pressure and fight free radicals that may cause inflammation. This reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.

5. Anti-Ageing Properties

Cherries are rich in antioxidants and as we know antioxidants fight the free radicals which make the skin look dull. This makes your skin feel younger and healthier. Cherries can help in removing dark spots from your skin that can appear due to sun damage. Just puree some cherries and mix them with a pinch of turmeric and a teaspoon of honey. Apply this paste for 10-15 minutes and then rinse off. It lessens dark spots and improves your skin tone.

7. Maintains pH Balance

Cherries are alkaline in nature. Whenever there is an increase in the acidic content of the body, cherries can come in handy to balance the Ph levels by neutralizing it and preventing stomach problems like acidity or indigestion.

8. Energy Fruit

Cherries are believed to be one of the most energy boosting fruits. They can help in building blood cells which automatically eases circulation and boosts our energy levels.¬†So, you must enjoy these juicy delights of the season till it lasts and reap all the benefits. If you don’t have any medical condition, you can add half a cup of cherries to you daily meals.

Eleven Cool Facts About The Planet Neptune

Neptune is more than 30 times as far from the Sun as Earth and is the only planet in our solar system not visible to the naked eye and the first predicted by mathematics before its discovery. In 2011 Neptune completed its first 165-year orbit since its discovery in 1846. NASA’s¬†Voyager 2¬†is the only spacecraft to have visited Neptune up close. It flew past in 1989 on its way out of the solar system.

  • Neptune is about four times wider than Earth. If Earth were a large apple, Neptune would be the size of a basketball.
  • Neptune orbits our Sun, a star, and is the eighth planet from the Sun at a distance of about 2.8 billion miles (4.5 billion kilometers).
  • Neptune takes about 16 hours to rotate once (a Neptunian day), and about 165 Earth years to orbit the sun (a Neptunian year).
  • Neptune is an ice giant. Most of its mass is a hot, dense fluid of “icy” materials ‚Äď water, methane and ammonia ‚Äď above a small rocky core.
  • Neptune’s atmosphere is made up mostly of molecular hydrogen, atomic helium and methane.
  • Neptune has 14¬†known moons which are named after sea gods and nymphs in Greek mythology.
  • Neptune has at least five main rings and four more ring arcs, which are clumps of dust and debris likely formed by the gravity of a nearby moon.
  • Voyager 2 is the only spacecraft to have visited Neptune. No spacecraft has orbited this distant planet to study it at length and up close.
  • Neptune cannot support life as we know it.
  • Because of dwarf planet Pluto‚Äôs elliptical orbit, Pluto is sometimes closer to the Sun (and us) than Neptune is.
  • Even though Neptune is the farthest planet from our Sun, it’s a frequent stop in pop culture and fiction. The planet served as the backdrop for the 1997 science fiction horror film “Event Horizon,” while in the cartoon series “Futurama,” the character Robot Santa Claus has his home base on Neptune’s north pole. “Dr. Who” fans will remember that an episode entitled “Sleep No More” is set on a space station orbiting Neptune. And in the “Star Trek: Enterprise” pilot episode, “Broken Bow,” viewers learn that at warp 4.5 speed, it is possible to fly to Neptune and back to Earth in six minutes.