Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cranberries

Cranberries, the state fruit of WisconsinImage via Wikipedia
For years I have loved cranberries. Cranberry sauce, cranberry muffins, dried cranberries and of course cranberry juice. The most important thing about cranberries are all the amazing health benefits that go along with the consumption of this wonderful red berry. So many can benefit by adding this fruit to their daily diet. If drinking cranberry juice be aware of the sugar content in it. Choose the juice with the least amount of sugar if you are a diabetic. Drinking cranberry juice for bladder infections has always been suggested. Other ways that these little berries can help with your heath is as follows: They are known to  protect the cardiovascular system and the liver, wonderful source for antioxidants, defense against bad cholesterol, preventative for cancer, consuming cranberries are helpful for breast, colon, lung and prostate cancers. They are chalk full of vitamins and minerals as well. If you however have any health problems such as having kidney stones you should consult your doctor first before adding cranberry to your daily diet as the high  levels of oxalate increase the risk of kidney stones. 
Ocean Spray Craisins brand dried cranberriesImage via Wikipedia
By drinking cranberry juice every day you will get          the same benefits that you get from drinking a glass of red wine.



Cranberry sauce is wonderful with any turkey dinner. This year instead of buying that can of cranberry sauce why not make your own. It is very fast, easy and simple to make. You can either find a recipe online, in a cookbook or simply follow the instruction on the back of the bag of cranberries.
 

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