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.