Cranberry

Cranberry Nutrition Benefits Recipes

Food is Medicine: enjoy these simple recipes and discover how cranberry can support your health and wellness.

Cranberry nutrition benefits recipes.... let your imagination run wild with the potential of fresh produce! Cranberries are often referred to as one of the ‘super foods’ due to their high nutrient and antioxidant content. Native to North America, they have long been used by Native Americans for the treatment of many disorders.

As part of a healthy and well balanced eating pattern, cranberries can support your health and wellness, by providing:

  • 34 calories / 100g
  • 87% water

Nutrition:

  • Vitamin A, C, E & K
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorous
  • Potassium
  • Zinc
  • Dietary fibre
  • Antioxidants

Health Benefits May Include:

  • Reduce blood pressure and the risk of cardio vascular disease.
  • Improve iron absorption and prevent anaemia.
  • Boost the immune system and prevent bacterial infections.
  • Support collagen production and wound healing.
  • Improve digestion and gut health.

NB:Cranberry supplements may also be helpful in the treatment of urinary tract infections, however it is becoming evident that commercially produced cranberry juices do not contain adequate levels of ‘active ingredients’ to prevent bacteria from adhering to the urinary tract walls, but rather they simply increase levels of hydration, cause more frequent urination, and therefore flush bacteria from the system.

Cranberry Nutrition Health Benefits & Recipes:

For a further detailed nutritional analysis of cranberry, search:

The Australian Food Composition Database.

To learn more about how cranberry can fit into a healthy and balanced eating pattern, search:

The Australian Dietary Guidelines or Nutrition Australia's Healthy Eating Pyramid.

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