Did you know that cranberries are at the top of the list in disease-fighting antioxidants, ahead of strawberries, raspberries, spinach, broccoli, and cherries? Cranberries are naturally high in vitamin C and fibre as well as phytonutrients that are important for wellness.
Powerhouse of Antioxidants
Packed with antioxidants, cranberries protect your body from damage caused by harmful free radicals which can cause cancer, atherosclerosis among other diseases.
Since they contain a high level of proanthocyanidins, cranberries help lower the adhesion of certain bacteria to the urinary tract walls thus preventing urinary tract infections.
Boost Brain Power
The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients found in cranberries helps to improve memory and coordination.
Research has shown that cranberries are beneficial in slowing tumor progression and have shown a positive effect against prostate, liver, breast, ovarian and colon cancer.
Helps with Weight Loss
Cranberry juice has an emulsifying effect on fats stored in the body which in turn helps with weight loss. Its high fiber content helps you stay fuller longer.
Combats Tooth Decay
The proanthocyanidins found in cranberries are help to fight gum disease by preventing disease-causing bacteria from binding to the teeth.
The high levels of vitamin C in cranberries is crucial for the body to make collagen which we know is essential for youthful skin.
The high levels of antioxidants and phytochemicals fight free radicals and thus boost immunity.
Cranberries help increase levels of HDL’s (good cholesterol) and decrease the risk the risk of cardiovascular disease by preventing plaque build up in blood vessels and stabilizing blood sugar.
Treat Peptic Ulcers
Foods rich in anthocyanins, flavonols, and proanthocyanidins help to lower the risk of stomach disorders and stomach ulcers by preventing the growth of H Pylori bacteria.
Treats Lung Inflammation
The anti-inflammatory effects of a substance called non-dialyzable material of NDM has been known to prevent inflammation in the lungs caused by the influenza virus.