Are you having trouble sleeping? Do you tend to get a sweet tooth at night? Try chewing on some cherries! Dried cherries are not only a good source of sleep-promoting melatonin but they are full of serotonin-boosting carbs. Try eating a handful about 20 minutes before going to bed. Cherries are also a great source of immune-boosting antioxidants and beta-carotene for protecting your cells. Cherries have anti-inflammatory properties which have been shown to help ease rheumatoid arthritis and gout. When it comes to buying dried fruits like cherries, make sure that you are reading the label. You always want to purchase unsulfered dried fruits, especially if you are prone to allergies and asthma. Fresh is always best and fortunately it’s farmer’s market season!