Cranberries

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday

Cranberries are filled with antioxidants and are prefect this time of year! But this holiday try to use fresh cranberries and make your own cranberry relish instead of buying a can. The canned variety is usually made with high-fructose corn syrup and regular corn syrup making it straight sugar… By making it you are in control of everything and you can stay away from the BPA-lined can!

Here are the benefits of our traditional holiday side:

  1. Bladder Health- I think a lot of people know this! Cranberries have been linked to healing and reducing urinary tract infections and other bladder infections (1)
  2. Stomach Health- Cranberries contain a phytochemical called proanthocyanadins (PACs). These are the same compounds that contribute to bladder health. They prevent the attachment of the bacteria that cause stomach ulcers (2)
  3. VITAMINS- Cranberries are high in vitamin C which helps with collagen production to promote healthy skin and hair
  4. MOUTH HEALTH- Cranberries also contribute to teeth and mouth health. They prevent harmful acid production and it kills the bad bugs causing problems in your mouth

 

1)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3370320/

2)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15810945

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