Cranberries are a healthy addition to your diet due to their high nutrient and antioxidant content. They are often referred to as a "super food." Half a cup of cranberries contains only 25 calories. They are high in vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin K. They also contain proanthocyanidins (PACs), an antioxidant that may help prevent a range of diseases, especially cardiovascular disease. Cranberry may help prevent Streptococcus mutans (an oral bacteria that contributes to tooth decay and cavities) from sticking to teeth, according to a 2015 study.
Dried sweetened cranberries are a special sweet treat. Try these ideas for incorporating fresh unsweetened cranberries into your day. The tart flavor will add sparkle to your meal.
*Add to your morning smoothie
*Mix sliced cranberries with vanilla yogurt
*Add to a chicken and spinach salad at lunchtime
*Roast with cubed butternut squash. Top with a little feta.
*Try this recipe for acorn squash and cranberries.
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