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16 Heart-Healthy Foods You Aren't Eating

Cherries

Cherries

Cherries get their bright red hue from anthocyanin, a type of antioxidant that helps reduce the risk of heart disease and may help prevent stroke. For maximum benefit, buy and eat fresh cherries. Frozen cherries can lose as much as 50 percent of their anthocyanins during 6 months of freezing, one study showed.

By Katherine Solem. Katherine Solem is a health writer and editor living in San Francisco. Reviewed by Joe Sclafani, MD on December 19, 2014. Published August 12, 2010.