Nutrients in Cranberries Could Prevent Cancer

August 22, 2012

Cranberries are a great source of nutrients and aren’t only for Thanksgiving. These delectable fruits are low in calories and contain vitamin C, manganese, vitamin K and fiber – as well as high quantities of antioxidants.

“Cranberries are good for kidneys, gastrointestinal and oral health, if unsweetened. They also lower low-density lipoprotein (the ‘bad’ cholesterol), and raise high-density lipoprotein (the ‘good’ cholesterol),” says Phil Lempert, food industry analyst.

The nutrients in cranberries may also aid stroke recovery, prevent cancer and contain anti-bacterial agents. Fresh cranberries are available from late September through early December, but are available frozen year-round.

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