You might use cranberries in cocktails, sauces, and when you bake at Meetinghouse because you like the tart taste it offers. Did you know, though, that cranberries offer a variety of health benefits thanks to its many nutrients and vitamins? Here are a few examples:
- Cranberries are an excellent source of essential daily nutrients such as fiber, vitamin E, and vitamin C.
- Cranberries contain quite a bit of phytonutrients, also known as plant chemicals. They are loaded with disease-preventing compounds that transform into antioxidants. Perhaps the biggest benefit is that phytonutrients prevent cancer cells from spreading throughout the body.
- Cranberries lower the body's levels of LDL, or bad cholesterol. As a result, one's risk of cardiovascular disease also decreases. You should also eat your cranberries because they help prevent blood clots and coronary artery disease, and lower blood pressure.