Cranberries are one of nature’s most powerful and potent antioxidant sources.
The time to stock up on these amazing life-enhancing berries is now. They are in season and ready to pack into your freezer (yes you can store them for over a year when you freeze them, so stock up now while they’re cheap!). There are many benefits to cranberries and I have began eating them in mass. One of the reasons is they are the best for covering up the nastiness of the green drinks I make on a daily basis. W
hen I first started making these green drinks I used mixed berries. Now I use cranberries as they work better for covering up the taste.
After they are used for their tart, powerful taste, they quickly become the givers of health and energy for your body.
- Promote urinary tract health
- Are good for the gastrointestinal tract and the mouth (they have been shown to prevent plaque formation on teeth)
- May help to reduce the risk of kidney stones
- May help lower bad (LDL) cholesterol
- Contain anthocyanadins and polyphenols, potent antioxidants which fight inflammation and free radical oxidation in the body
- Contain high amounts of vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese
- Are low in carbohydrates and calories (which given their high nutrition and antioxidant profile is why thy are considered a super food)
- May also have anti-cancer properties
Call to Action
Make cranberries a part of your daily, or at least, weekly diet. Use them as a tool to consume more greens. My goal for this post was to convince you to begin eating large amounts fresh or frozen cranberries. Did I succeed?