By Whitney English

These sweet cherry mini pancakes are vegan, made with whole grains, and topped with a delicious, healthy cherry chia sauce. Better yet, they provide many benefits for the brain. 

Evidence-Based Nutrition Benefits of Sweet Cherries:

  1. Phytochemicals known as anthocyanins in cherries have been shown to interfere with inflammatory pathways, which may help reduce heart disease risk and improve brain and visual functioning.
  2. Anthocyanins may also protect brain health and reduce age-related cognitive decline.
  3. Studies show that anthocyanins from cherries may help improve memory in older adults with mild to moderate dementia.
  4. Cherries contain tryptophan, serotonin, and melatonin which interact with phenolic acids to help regulate sleep cycles.
  5. Serotonin in cherries may help to decrease stress, anxiety, and cortisol levels, and improve mood

Get the recipe and learn even more health benefits of sweet cherries, here.