Cherry is full of polyphenol antioxidants, protecting against heart disease and inflammation. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it can help relieve symptoms of gout and arthritis. Thanks to polyphenol and potassium levels, cherry also lowers blood pressure. It is favorite among athletes for increasing energy levels and relieving muscle pain and damage after exercising, especially sour cherry powder or juice. It contains melatonin and can benefit sleep cycles and help fight insomnia when taken in concentrated form.