Cherries have a low glycemic index of only 22 which means that cherries do not cause your body to have huge spikes in your blood glucose after eating them. This makes them a better choice of snack for diabetics then other fruit such as apricots (index 57), grapes (index 46) and peaches (index 42.)

Cherries are a good source of melatonin which helps to regulate your sleep cycles and can promote better sleep. There are higher levels of melatonin is tart cherries then sweet. And cherries have been found to help with jet lag.

Cherries can help lower the risk of gout attacks, reduce muscle inflammation and soreness.

Cherries can help slow the aging of skin. Cherries have a high level of antioxidant.  Antioxidants help your body fight the free radicals that make you look old.

Cherries are high in potassium which helps to regulate your heart rate and blood pressure. And the phytosterols in cherries help reduce bad cholesterol levels.