While some people choose to avoid fruit altogether when living a Paleo lifestyle, others find that they need a slightly higher carbohydrate content in their diets. For those people, berries can be an excellent way to get those carbohydrates, not to mention vitamin C and antioxidants.
Cherries are one of the richest sources of antioxidants in the plant world. Like berries, they are also fairly low in carbohydrates, ranking only 22 on the glycemic index.
Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Cherries
One of the perks of switching from a Standard American Diet (SAD) to a diet rich in nutrient-dense foods is the reduction in inflammation. Chronic inflammation has been linked to a number of health problems, such as cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s.
Cherries, particularly tart cherries, are also known for their anti-inflammatory effects. Many people find that drinking tart cherry juice after a workout to reduces soreness. Others have found it to be an effect treatment for inflammatory conditions, such as gout.
Mark Sisson listed cherries as one of the best fruits to eat on his blog, so if you do get a Primal sweet tooth, cherries are the way to go.