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The Health Benefits of Cranberries | Care2 Healthy Living

The Health Benefits of Cranberries | Care2 Healthy Living

Cranberries are also called “bounceberries” because they bounce when ripe. Only three fruits – the blueberry, the Concord grape and the cranberry (all powerfoods ) – can trace their roots to North American soil. The cranberry is versatile. They are commonly consumed during Thanksgiving and Christmas but can, and should, be used every day. Did you know? Sex and the City made the red juice of cranberries popular in the 90s with their favorite cranberry cocktail, the Cosmopolitan. The estimated value of cranberries grown in the United States is several hundred million dollars. Native Americans treated a variety of illnesses, including bladder infections, with cranberry preparations. Nutritional Tips: Cranberries are high in vitamin C, and have antioxidant and antibacterial effects in the body. Benefits of the Cranberry: Cranberries are a rich source of the flavonoid quercetin...

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