It's that time of year to add those yummy tart cranberries into your diet. Need a reason ok fine heres like a gazillion!
Cranberries have vitamin C and fiber, and are only 45 calories per cup. In
disease-fighting antioxidants, cranberries outrank nearly every fruit and
vegetable–including strawberries, spinach, broccoli, red grapes, apples,
raspberries, and cherries.
One cup of whole cranberries has 8,983 total antioxidant capacity. Only
blueberries can top that: Wild varieties have 13,427; cultivated blueberries
That's not enough? Fine
Fights Cancers!Laboratory studies have shown that cranberry extracts can prevent breast cancer cells from multiplying.
Other studies showed that cranberries helped to inhibit the development
of cancerous cells in lab animals. Other cancers that may be prevented
by using cranberries are colon, prostate and lung.
Fights Heart Disease! Cranberries are very good for the heart in several different ways.
They help to lower the bad cholesterol levels which can clog the
arterial walls. They also help to prevent plaque from forming on the
arterial walls, which can lead to atherosclerosis, (the hardening of the
arteries). As a result, your chances of a stroke are reduced, and if
you have suffered from a stroke, cranberries can help you to recover
Helps Kidney and Bladder Problems! Cranberries contain citric acid and other nutrients that can prevent kidney stones, and other kidney and bladder problems.
Anti-Aging Properties! The antioxidants contained in cranberries will help your body to get
rid of all the free radicals which contribute to the aging process. They
will not only help your skin to look young, but your internal organs
will also be able to function longer without problems.