by Adi Malik September 17, 2021 2 min read
It may come as a surprise that cranberries are one of the few fruits native to the United States. Every year, from mid-September to mid-November, farmers across the US harvest their cranberry crops in preparation for the holiday season. In fact, we produce so many cranberries at this time of the year that this bright red fruit is visible from space in harvest season.
Cranberries also have many under-appreciated health benefits (which is why they’re one of the six key ingredients of 120/Life). So in this installment of the Circulatory, we thought we’d share some of the properties that make this tiny fruit so special:
According to Maya Vadiveloo, an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the University of Rhode Island, "Cranberries may be a little underutilized. They're not nearly as expensive as many other berries, and at Thanksgiving, the greater variety of fruits and vegetables that you have around – things like stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy – if you're balancing your plate with a little bit of everything, you tend to eat less of all the things and still feel very satisfied.”
All of these properties have led researchers to conclude that cranberries have a cardioprotective effect. Check out our e-book for more information on cranberries and the other natural ingredients in 120/Life!
Here’s to your health!
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