Cranberries are one of the top antioxidant-rich foods, packing in more antioxidants ounce-for-ounce than other “superfoods” like spinach, blueberries, or even green tea. Fresh cranberries are super-tart, and can seem more cumbersome to add to our diets than other fruits like blueberries or blackberries.
However, in addition having more phytonutrients than these more familiar berries, cranberries are also even lower in calories and sugar, with a mere 46 calories, 12 grams of carb, and 2 grams of sugar per cup.
Here are six reasons to incorporate cranberries, plus six easy ways to get more in your diet.
Cranberries have been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect, which can potentially benefit conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, stomach and digestive disorders, and our cardiovascular system, particularly the lining of our vessel walls.