Cranberries are believed to be native to North America where colonists found cranberries so prolific that they began exporting them back home in the early 18th century.
Cranberries are bright red, sweet fruits which is typically found in drinks or powder form.
- Are renowned for its effectiveness in treating urinary tract infections because it inhibits bacteria from attaching to the bladder and urethra. (1)
- Are high in antioxidants which prevent the onset of stroke and cardiovascular disease by discouraging cholesterol from forming in the heart and blood vessels. (2)
- Contain good levels of vitamin E which is beneficial due to its antioxidant activity which prevents cancer, ageing, arthritis and cataracts. (3)
- Are quite high in vitamin C which is beneficial to provide the body with autoimmune functions. (4)
- Contain manganese which is a cofactor with the antioxidant superoxide dismutase that helps eradicate harmful free radicals that cause cellular damage. (5)
- Provide high levels of fibre which is great for cleansing the digestive tract. (6)
If you source cranberries from juice make sure that it 100 percent cranberry juice with no additives, sugars or colouring.
Cranberries Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 100 grams, raw
|Calories from Fat||1|
|Total Fat||0 g||0%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrates||12 g||4%|
|Dietary Fibre||5 g||18%|
|Vitamin A1%||Vitamin C||22%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.
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