Our ancestors relied on old remedies to treat what ailed them.  Cherries were eaten to relieve the pain associated with headaches.  But, is there any truth to that? Cherries contain anthocyanins which are a group of flavonoids (a family of phytonutrients) that gives some plants their blue or red color. Cherries are rich in anthocyanins which possess strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. According to Michigan State University, “cherries are 10 times more effective than aspirin.”

So the next time you get a headache, try eating 20 cherries or drinking a cup of tart cherry juice.