This tart evergreen winter fruit is so versatile and has amazing health benefits! Cranberries are rich in phytonutrients and help protect our teeth against cavities by preventing plaque formation. They also assist in fighting cancers, heart and inflammatory diseases. One of their most commonly known health benefits is their ability to prevent urinary tract infections. This happens because the special structure of the proanthocyanidins (PACs) they contain act as a barrier to bacteria that could otherwise attach onto the urinary tract lining. There is also evidence that they could prevent stomach ulcers in the same way.
Cranberries are also a great source of vitamin K, E, and C as well as copper, manganese and so much more!
So, toss a handful into your salad or smoothies or add cranberry juice to your diet, preferably without added sugar. As we know, sugar actually feeds tumor growth and cancer cells. It also promotes bacteria growth in UTI’s. So, enjoy cranberries in their natural, tart and unsweetened form to really reap the benefits of these little fruits.