The health benefits of cranberries

Cranberries have long been used in various forms, such as cranberry juice or supplements, for their beneficial properties. The glossy red berries are also rich in vitamins C, D, potassium and iron1. Mainly found in North America and Northern Europe during the winter months, cranberries can also be frozen, dried and taken in a food supplement.

Healthy recipe ideas using cranberries

Fresh cranberries are low in sugar, and high in fibre making them a great addition to your diet, and there’s so much you can add them to, other than a classic cranberry sauce!

Fresh cranberries are particularly good to add to breakfast foods. For example, they taste great in healthy overnight oats or a morning muffin. Try Good Food’s Fruitburst muffins, crammed full of blueberries, cranberries, raisins and apricots.

Dried cranberries are also a great addition to salads, working particularly well with strong cheeses, nuts and kale. Walnuts and pecans are good sources of selenium, and dark green leafy vegetables are great for upping your iron intake.

Another great recipe to try is this healthy Cranberry and Avocado Salsa from Martha Stewart, which includes anti-oxidant rich honey.

If you want to boost your cranberry intake, aside from adding them to your meals, try a food supplement like Seven Seas Cranberry Forte.

References

  1. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/glossary/cranberry

 

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