Cranberries are often a popular part of holiday celebrations in the form of cranberry sauce, cranberry drinks and dried cranberries added to stuffing, casseroles or dessert, but did you know they have the following health benefits?
Vitamin C – a powerful natural antioxidant capable of blocking some of the damage caused by free radicals, as well as boosting the body’s resistance against infectious agents.
Fibre – high fibre intakes are associated with significantly lower risks for developing Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, and certain gastrointestinal diseases. Increased fibre intake has also been shown to lower blood pressure and Cholesterol levels, improve insulin sensitivity, and enhance weight loss for obese individuals.
Vitamin E – a fat-soluble antioxidant involved in immune function that may help prevent or delay the chronic diseases associated with free radicals.
Cranberries also contain vitamin K, manganese and a large array of phytonutrients, naturally occurring plant chemicals that help to protect the body from harmful free radicals and offer anti-inflammatory and cancer-preventing properties