Cranberries have been used in folk medicine since the 16th century, which is not surprise, because they contain many vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and organic acids.
This fruit is very rich with vitamin C, one of the strongest antioxidants, very important for synthesis of collagen and carnitine, and also for the metabolism of fatty acids.
Antioxidants participate in the prevention of various diseases, from heart disease to different types of cancer, and it is known that they help maintaining a youthful appearance.
Because they are full of antioxidants, cranberries serve as prevention of heart disease, boost immunity and prevent premature aging.
Health benefits of cranberries:
- protect against urinary tract infections
- prevent the development of bacteria
- boost immunity
- protect against several types of cancer
- keep eye health
- helpwith rheumatism
- protect against cavities and gum disease
Use of cranberry
You can make cranberry syrup, jam, juice, it is used for cookies, cakes and other desserts, it can be dried, and can be frozen too, although with this they lose some of their nutrients.
With cranberries you can make delicious tea and its preparation is very simple.
Put one teaspoon of cranberries in boiling water, cover it and let it stay for 5 to 10 minutes. After that, strain the tea and drink it while it’s hot.
You can make fresh, undiluted cranberry juice which should be taken in an amount of 500 ml, twice a day. To prevent dental plaque and career, it is good to drink a potion of 3 parts cranberry juice and 7 parts water.