OK- what makes you pucker and sigh in pleasure, is sour and sweet but is best with savory? Yes – you are right! Cranberries.
This tiny little red fruit is a powerhouse of antioxidants and immune building goodness. Once typically eaten at the holidays, it is now an everyday ingredient and with good reason.
Cranberries are high in antioxidants. We know this at a glance due to the deep red color. They help boost the immune response in the upper respiratory tract and the gastrointestinal tract. They have been shown to slow the rate of carbohydrate breakdown and absorption thereby creating a healthy blood sugar balance. Not only do they support kidney function, decrease inflammation and create healthy bacteria, they also can support healthy blood pressure.
Things to remember when buying fresh or dried cranberries:
Happy Healthy Eating!
Dana Farrell RN CCM CHC
My name is Dana Farrell and I love talking about health and wellness! I have all kinds of crazy information in my head just dying to get out. The big question is- who am I? I have been a Registered Nurse for 31 years. I am also a Certified Holistic Health Coach and a Yoga Instructor. I love everything about the human body and how it functions from the crown of your head to the tip of your toes! I really want you to love it too, so every week I am going to bring you new and exciting information hot off the press! Your friends and family will be amazed and speechless when you share what you’ve learned. The best news- you are going to embark on a health and wellness journey that is fun, informative and perfect for you. Follow my blog and see!