Cranberries to the rescue this holiday season!
Cranberries have a long history of medicinal uses, they are replete with vitamin C, soluble, and insoluble fiber as well as the trace minerals copper and manganese. Cranberries are antiviral and antifungal, and cranberry juice has been shown in studies to inhibit the H. pylori bacteria, a pernicious bug that is associated in cases of acid reflux, peptic ulcers, and increased risk of stomach cancer. Cranberries are also low in calories, with only about 46 calories for a cup of whole raw cranberries.
Super Easy & Fruity Cranberry Sauce:
2 cups fresh cranberries
1 orange juiced with pulp
1 apple cored and without skin
1 cup dates
Filtered water for consistency (start with 1/2 cup)
Process cranberries, orange juice, apple, dates and water in a blender. You can then heat in small sauce pan on stove and serve.