Divas Eat Tuesday! Power Cranberries Reduce Cancer & Heart Disease Risk
March 6, 2012
Mia The Diva
Cranberries are a fruit that grows in North America from the Carolinas all the way up to Canada! These tiny red berries are LOADED with health benefits!
Most of the time we see cranberry as a sauce a cocktail sometimes can be used in pies and cobblers and a great addition to a fabulous night cap cocktail!
- Powerful flavonoids
- Vitamin C
- Protects and fights urinary tract infections
- Protects your heart
- Combats Cancer
- Can fight ulcers and gum disease
- Kills bacteria
According to Professor Dr. Ted Wilson of The University of Wisconsin- La Crosse says that just one glass of cranberry juice a day keep the infection-causing bacteria away.
We need oxogen in order to live the oxidative process is when a oxogen molecule a free radical, think of a free radical like a termite in our body – the antioxidant kills the termite so if we do not get enough antioxidants to kill these termites they build up in our body they damage our ” home ” by building up in our blood vessels, proteins, fats, and even DNA cells!
Oxidative Stress has been shown by medical research to be the root cause of over 70 chronic degenerative diseases; including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, lupus and even Alzheimer’s & dementia.
Wilson discovered that cranberry juice helps LDL cholesterol from forming plaque in the arterial wall of our arteries. Plaque is what builds up overtime from oxidation eventually these same plaques can obstruct blood flow to your heart and brain. – Not a good look for a diva!
The flavonoids are good at providing antioxidants which slow down the oxidation process by opening up and dialating the blood vessels so they may also help prevent blood clotting according to Wilson.
Cranberries are also high in Fiber so they lower cholesterol and help reduce risk for heart disease or stroke.
Vitamin C in cranberries has been linked to reduce certain types of cancers including breast cancer and they may also prevent ulcers, ulcers are caused by bacteria infection in your stomach linning if the flavonoids ( antioxidants ) in cranberries can stop bacteria from sticking they might help stop ulcers from forming.
So drink up Divas have a Cranberry Cocktail or two!
Mia The Diva