There are numerous health benefits of cranberries.
Research shows that cranberries keep bacteria from adhering to the urinary tract, allowing them to help prevent bladder infections. Studies also show cranberries can elevate antioxidant levels, help prevent plaque-causing bacteria from adhering to gums and teeth, offer anticancer and anti-inflammatory benefits, help prevent kidney stones, are effective during pregnancy, help maintain healthy cholesterol levels, aid in stroke recovery and neurogenerative diseases associated with aging.
Call to Action:
- These bright red, fresh berries, the most nutrient-dense form, are plentiful right now (in the U.S.) and available in most grocery stores.
- Pick up a few extra bags to freeze so you’ll have cranberries during the off-season months.
- Since cranberries are naturally tart you need to be aware that sugar (or high-fructose corn syrup) is added to most cranberry juice and sauce. To avoid extra calories dilute juice that has added sugar.
- Here are two yummy recipes just in time for the holidays: Fresh Cranberry Salad/Relish and Cranberry Nut Pumpkin Bread.
And here are a few more reasons to eat fresh cranberries: They are a good source of manganese, vitamin C and K, fiber and low in calories, only 46 per cup! Enjoy!
To your wellness,