Beneficial Bite of the Week!

Cranberries

Now that Thanksgiving is near, I felt it appropriate to share some of the benefits of having an additional helping of cranberry sauce this year. I eat craisins (dried cranberries) almost every day, so it delights me that these delectable red berries also happen to have some health benefits. Not only are they rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin A and C, but they also contain a flavonoid that may help lower your LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol). There is also good scientific evidence that states cranberries may reduce your risk for urinary tract infections and H. pylori infections (a stomach infection that can lead to painful ulcers).

Incorporate cooked cranberries or craisins into your: salad, trail mix, oatmeal, quinoa, etc. Not only do they add a sweet, tart burst of flavor, but also a pop of color to whatever you’re eating.

**Note: In regards to craisins (or any dried fruit really), pay attention to the serving size on the nutrition label (usually ~1/4 cup = 1 serving) because dried fruits tend to be higher in sugar**

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2 thoughts on “Beneficial Bite of the Week!

  1. Danny Chan says:

    HeY Brie!

    It's been awhile since i've gone shopping in town, but have you ever stopped in at Apple Tree? It's across the street from Home Depot/BJ's wholesale club. I remember the place having a fish market funk to it (fish market in the back) but they did have a variety of nuts and dried fruits. I don't know if you have found a place to affordably support your dried fruit addiction, and keep in mind i haven't been there for a few years, but it might be somewhere you'd like to check out next time you're in that area. I also wanted to chime in and say that I love cranberries! They go great in tea!

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  2. Brieanna says:

    So nice to hear from you Danny!! I have not been there, but have passed by it so often, I am shocked to hear I've been totally missing it. I will have to go soon and I will report back ASAP on both prices and selections. The cranberry in tea concept is also new to me, but sounds super delicious!! Thanks so much for reading : )

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