Why CRANBERRIES Are The Inexpensive Superfood You Must Eat Today

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By Lindsay Sibson

Why CRANBERRIES Are The Inexpensive Superfood You Must Eat Today

I love to be adventurous when it comes to eating and find it exciting and highly satisfying to discover new dishes and flavors.

However, when it comes down to it – I tend to eat (and repeat) the same meals day in and day out (what can I say, I ALSO love simplicity).

And then there are those seasonal food items that you probably only eat once a year.

Case in point = CRANBERRY sauce.

Yet, these little (but powerful) fruits deserve a spot in your diet all year round due to their incredible health benefits!

Health Benefits Of Cranberries

  • Contain an amazing array of phytonutrients
  • Increase the health of your cardiovascular system
  • Loaded with antioxidants
  • Beneficial for your digestive tract
  • Decrease your risk of stomach ulcers and colon cancer
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Great source of vitamin C
  • Anti-cancer properties (thanks to the phytonutrients)
  • Contain dietary fiber and manganese
  • Good source of:
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K
  • Copper
  • Pantothenic acid
  • Provide immune support
  • Low in calories (½ cup has only 25!)

Learn more about the whole body benefits of eating cranberries by watching this 90 second video below:

How To Select And Store Cranberries

Cranberries have a short season and are harvested during September and October.

Follow these guidelines when selecting and storing cranberries:

Selection Storage
  • Fresh
  • Plump
  • Firm to touch (primary indicator of freshness)
  • Deep red in color
  • Before storing, discard  any soft, pitted, shriveled, or discolored
  • Store in your refrigerator for up to 20 days
  • Frozen cranberries may be kept for 2-3 years
    • To properly freeze: spread on a baking sheet and place in the freezer
    • Once completely frozen, transfer to a freezer bag (write the date on the bag)
    • Once thawed, use the cranberries right away

3 Ways To Eat Cranberries

  • Make a delicious cranberry smoothie that helps flush your lymph system.
  • Whip together this cranberry relish as a yummy condiment for meats.

 

Do you use cranberries in your meals? Share with us how in the comments below!

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Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.

Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).

Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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