Have you spotted them yet? You know, cranberries. Have you spotted them at your local market?
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I am at the bottom of my cranberry stock pile from last fall, just in time to stock up again. Yes, from last year.
Here’s what I do, I wait until right after Thanksgiving, when the cranberries go on sale, then I stock up. Fresh or frozen, doesn’t matter, they all end up in my freezer. That’s my tip of the day.
What’s So Great About Cranberries?
Health experts agree there is a clear association between a diet high in fruits and vegetables and reduced risk of chronic disease.
Phytonutrients, naturally derived plant compounds, particularly antioxidants, are increasingly being shown to help optimize human health.
Among the fruits richest in health-promoting antioxidants, cranberries rank right up there at the top.
According to Rui Hai Liu, M.D., Ph.D., a leader in cranberry research,
Cranberry extracts have been shown to exhibit potent antioxidant activity, inhibit LDL oxidation and have anti-bacterial and anticancer activities. The phytochemicals present in cranberries, especially phenolics and flavonoids, appear responsible for these health benefits.