Friday, October 8, 2010
Cranberries. A wonderful gift from nature.
Each year, I look forward to the inevitable return of Autumn, and especially, to Thanksgiving. Within this Thanksgiving weekend lies another tradition, the Cranberry Festival. The fields are flooded, and the cranberries rise, and what remains is a rather vibrant sea of rich red...
Of course, cranberries are not only enjoyable to look at, but they are incredibly good for you. Whether using them in a sauce for on top of salmon, enjoying them in a juice or even tea, the benefits can truly improve your health, especially consumed little by little each day. In fact, according to research, cranberries are one of the most beneficial foods you can eat, and "are full of antioxidants, which protects cells from damage by unstable molecules called free radicals." (link) It can help build your immune system, fights disease–causing bacteria and even aid in weight management. (more here) There are so many different, fabulous recipes, useful tips, and pretty ideas, like this one...
I am very much looking forward to delicious cranberry sauce with my turkey this Thanksgiving weekend, and maybe picking up some cranberry tea at the festival! Thank you so much for all of your visits and wonderful comments this week—I'm looking forward to catching up with your blogs over the next few days. Have a fabulous weekend, and Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian friends!
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