Thursday, 26 January 2017 09:33

February is National Cherry Month!

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Cherries are sweet and vibrantly red fruits that are chock-full of anthocyanins, which are free radical scavengers. This fruit also contains 17 different antioxidant compounds and is known to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

In aesthetic treatments, cherries are often used during chemical exfoliation treatments as an enzyme agent.

Rhonda Allison says, "Enzymes are proteins typically derived from fruit, vegetable, dairy, or other animal origins. They produce a chemical change in the skin by way of digesting the stratum corneum. Fruit enzymes may be extracted from cherry, pumpkin, pomegranate, tomato, and red grape, among others, and, in addition to exfoliation, deliver a potent dose of antioxidants."

To read more, check out Rhonda Allison's article, "Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty".

References
Food to Fitness. (2014). Cherry.

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