Don’t drink water after eating cherries! Watch out, if you swallow a pit. And there’s dangerous hydrocyanic acid in cherry pits …
There are some really strange prejudices against cherries out there. Although none are true, they don’t seem to go away. Enough is enough! Don’t miss out on the pleasure of the crunchy fruits. The SanLucar Blog reveals the three greatest cherry myths:
Myth number 1:
Don’t drink water after eating cherries!
Or you’ll get a terrible stomach-ache. This prejudice is medically untenable. If you are thirsty, you can clearly drink water after eating cherries. You could get grumbling in your belly at the most. If you have eaten an unusual amount of cherries or have a sensitive stomach anyway. It could indeed be a reaction to the acid contained in the fruit.