Great-for-you fruit #4: Cherries
High in antioxidants, cherries reduce inflammation linked to diabetes. While all types provide the benefit, University of Michigan researchers say tart varieties offer the greatest antioxidant bang for your bites.
Health-boosting bonus: Joint protection! Cherries’ inflammation-taming powers extend to gout, too—a form of arthritis that affects the big toe, knee and ankle. Preliminary studies show that cherries and cherry extracts may help neutralize uric acid, the culprit behind gout flare-ups.