Washington DC and Cherry Trees

Two weeks ago I visited my beautiful daughter in Washington, D.C. I was lucky enough to see another beautiful sight: the cherry trees blossoming! Everything was pink and spring was finally here.

My daughter and I walked through the cherry trees and then had a fantastic spa day at the Ritz Carlton. A glass of champagne never goes amis!

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They also served cherry tea and dark chocolate covered cherries. We’ve all heard that good quality dark chocolate has health benefits and of course fruit does, but I didn’t know quite how good cherries were for you until I did some research when I got home.

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They are a good source of vitamin c and fiber and can improve brain function as well as the complexion. They are full of antioxidants called anthocyanins that can prevent muscle damage and cardiovascular disease. This can also reduce inflammation in the muscles as well as the skin.

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Further they are a natural source of melatonin, which can help you sleep. And as you know, a good night’s sleep is good for the skin!

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