I am sure when you think of cranberries, you think of Thanksgiving and all the warm fuzzy feelings of spending the holiday season with friends and family. However, cranberries really need not be the star only during the end of the year. They are now available all year round and their health benefits certainly warrant them to be consumed all year round and regularly if possible.
Cranberries are packed full of antioxidants and extremely low in calories. They easily live up to their title as a superfood. They also contain excellent amounts of vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin K. They also contain proanthocyanidins, an antioxidant that can help prevent a wide range of diseases such as bladder and kidney ailments, stomach complaints, blood disorders, and scurvy. Recently though, cranberries has been better known for its role in preventing urinary tract infections especially for those with recurrent infections due to the high amounts of antioxidants it contains.
Regular consumption of cranberries has also been shown to reduce your risk of heart diseases because cranberries contain polyphenols that can help prevent platelet build-up and high blood pressure. The anti-inflammatory properties of cranberries have also been shown to help slow tumor progression in some cancers.
There are many other health benefits from consuming cranberries on a regular basis. But if nothing else, cranberries are such a nutritious sweet and tart treat that you can totally indulge in without feeling the guilt. The middle name of this cranberries relish recipe is “healthy dessert”. So, do not wait to try your hands on this wonderfully simple sweet and tart treat recipe. Enjoy it as is or use it as a spread on toast in the morning even. Or top your next pork roast with a couple of tablespoons of this delicious cranberry relish. The possibilities are quite endless if you ask me!