Did You Know That… Cranberries…

Did you know that cranberries considered one of the most medicinal plants in the world?

Berries are among the healthiest foods you can eat. They are low in calories and rich in fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants. Many berries are considered beneficial for heart health because they can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol while reducing oxidative stress. They can also support healthy blood sugar levels.

Cranberry is considered a natural antibiotic and is used as an ailment for many physical conditions such as kidney problems, heart conditions, and digestion problems.

Due to their tart and sour taste, cranberries are rarely consumed fresh. They are usually used in the form of juice, that is sweetened or mixed with other fruits to improve the taste. Other popular cranberry products include dried cranberries, cranberry jam, and cranberry extract or cranberry powder used as dietary supplements.

Fresh cranberries are a rich source of vitamins and minerals, which include:

  • Vitamin C
  • vitamin E
  • Vitamin K1
  •  Manganese
  • Copper

Cranberries have a high proportion of bioactive plant compounds and antioxidants, such as quercetin, myricetin, peonidin, and proanticyanidin type A, which can prevent urinary infections. New research shows that cranberries can be effective in preventing stomach ulcers caused by the bacteria H.pylori on the gastric mucosa, which is damaged and becomes sensitive to the action of acids and bacteria. Consuming cranberries can prevent H. pylori from attaching to the stomach wall.

Health benefits of cranberries include:
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Supports a healthy urinary system and fights urinary infection
  • Helps prevent cardiovascular disease
  • Helps in the treatment of anaemia
  • Reduces cholesterol levels
  • Strengthens bones
  • Improves eye health
  • Help fight inflammation
  • Reduces blood sugar levels
  • Supports dental health
  • Prevents Helicobacter Pylori infection
  • Reduces the risk of cancer
  • Improves the quality of hair, skin and nails
  • Treats constipation
  • Relaxes muscle cramps

Adding berries to your diet can be an easy and cheap way to improve your overall health and satisfy your taste buds.

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➥ DISCLAIMER: This post is not intended to replace medical treatment. The information provided is for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.