Fresh cranberries are associated mainly with December festivities. However, they are a remarkable evergreen shrub that is a member of the heather family, similar to blueberries, bilberries, lingonberries. Cranberries contain a superb amount of antioxidant properties which include: High levels of vitamin C, E, K¹, manganese, and copper.
They have an assortment of medicinal properties that are known to:
· Relieve symptoms of Diabetes
· Help with Cholesterol reduction
· Decrease stiffness in blood vessels
· Support the kidneys
· Lower the levels of inflammation in blood vessels
They contain uni
que phyto-nutrients, which help prevent infections and bacteria in the urinary tract.
However, it is important to try and select fresh cranberries for full health benefits.
With an array of health benefits, you could try adding them to teas, juices, sources, jam and chutneys.