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Cranberries are one of Mother Nature’s Superfruits! With powerful antioxidants, nutrients, and well-documented health benefits, the cranberry can play an important role in a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. The healthfulness of the cranberry begins at the farm. Here, at Ocean Spray, we have more than 700 cranberry farmers who own the company pour their hearts into growing the fruit every day.
Why are cranberries good for you?
Small, but mighty, this Superfruit promotes many unique health benefits from the inside out. Among the more well-known benefits are the anti-bacterial properties that help prevent certain bacteria from sticking within the body and causing urinary tract infections and cystitis. The cranberry is also naturally low in sugar and packed with antioxidant polyphenols. It addition, the cranberry contains essential vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and more!
Ocean Spray® offers a variety of foods and beverages that can provide cranberry benefits to people’s diets.
Cranberries are a rich source of polyphenols with antioxidant activity.. When thinking about antioxidants, berries like blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries quickly come to mind. However, cranberries are bursting with more beneficial polyphenol antioxidants than other commonly consumed fruits.
Research suggests that there are multiple, powerful elements found within cranberries that are linked to a variety of health benefits. Besides helping consumers meet their recommended daily fruit intake, cranberries work hard for your whole-body and can support urinary tract, stomach, oral and heart health.
Cranberries aren't only delicious—they're also packed with surprising one-of-a-kind health benefits. Here's what they can do for you.
In recent years, you've likely heard the terms "prebiotics" and "probiotics" countless times. If you’re still not sure what they mean, the main idea is that prebiotics and probiotics can be used to keep the good gut bacteria balanced.
Probiotics, or beneficial bacteria, have been hailed as the ultimate support for the immune and digestive systems, however, probiotics would not be effective without prebiotics. Prebiotics are food ingredients that fuel the probiotics you consume and good bacteria in your gut.
A new study suggests that a carbohydrate found in cranberries may have prebiotic benefits for gut bacteria.