The health benefits of cranberry
Did you know that a serving of cranberries provides 24% of daily dose of vitamin C and vitamin E?
The antioxidants and phytonutrients found in cranberries have a tremendous impact on human health and longevity. This fruit contains substances that prevent cardiovascular disease and the formation of bad cholesterol in the heart and blood vessels. Studies have shown that cranberry is a fruit that offers protection against cancer, especially breast cancer because it contains powerful antioxidants.
When fresh, cranberries contain the greatest amount of antioxidants. The end of autumn is the perfect time to pick blueberries, cook them, or even freeze and consume them slowly over the coming months or years.
The best way to extract the juice from these fruits (in their fresh version) is to squeeze them yourself and consume them as a juice. You can also choose to eat them as a separate fruit, or mixed with yogurt.
Since cranberries and its juice contain oxalic acid, they are suggested to be consumed to prevent blood clots.
Cranberries in their dry version can be combined with a salad with fresh spinach and white cheese, or they can even be eaten as is, perhaps accompanied by 1 tablespoon of honey in the morning.