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HEALTHY BODY MAKES HEALTHY MIND (9)…..

 

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CRANBERRIES

Cranberries have vitamin C and fiber, and are only 45 calories per cup. In disease-fighting antioxidants, cranberries outrank nearly every fruit and vegetable–including strawberries, spinach, broccoli, red grapes, apples, raspberries, and cherries. Fresh cranberries stored in a tightly-sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator will last up to two months. But be careful: If one starts to get soft and decay, the others will, too–so remove soft ones before you store them. Cooked cranberries can last up to a month in a covered container in the fridge.
Research has already shown that cranberry juice binds to bacteria, preventing them from sticking to cell walls and causing urinary tract infections, and regular cranberry juice consumption can reduce the risk of stomach cancer and ulcers in some people by killing the H. pylori bacteria. Your teeth can even benefit from cranberries, as Howell has discovered that a compound in the fruit — known as proanthocyanidine — can prevent plaque from forming on teeth. A mouthwash containing proanthocyanidine is being developed to prevent periodontal disease.
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:

1. Cranberries are a rich source of the flavonoid quercetin which can inhibit the development of both breast and colon cancers.
2. Preliminary studies show that drinking cranberry juice is good for the health of the heart.
3. Research indicates that cranberries are an excellent source of antioxidants which may protect against cancer, heart disease and other diseases.
4. Found to decrease production of cavity and plaque producing bacteria in your mouth.
5. Also found to reduce the bacteria associated with peptic stomach ulcers.
6. In clinical studies, cranberries have been shown to help maintain a healthy urinary tract.
7. Cranberries are especially beneficial to the eyes (they significantly improve symptoms of cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy).
8. Evidence on how cranberry juice fights bacteria that cause urinary tract infections.

But…The health benefits of cranberries are almost totally depleted when generous amounts of sugar is added. Thus the cranberry cannot provide you with its full phytonutrient benefits when there has been lots of sugar added.

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