Cranberries: Holiday Superfoods | A Little Bit Better With Keri Glassman

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Hey, I'm Keri Glassman here with some quick and simple tips to help you feel just a little
bit better. When you think of holiday meals, often the closest you get to a health-motivated
decision is: “I’ll get back on track in the new year.” It turns out many traditional
holiday meals have ingredients that are superfoods. Today we’re talking cranberries, which were
probably on your menu anyway! Cranberries are full of antioxidants, which make them
a no-brainer as a superfood. But they’re also loaded with fiber, and are low in calories.
Cranberries may improve bladder health and prevent different types of cancer. New research
shows they may even help prevent stomach ulcers. When it comes to serving cranberries, your
go-to will obviously be a cranberry sauce. That’s a great addition to a traditional
holiday meal, but for a tastier and healthier version, try making your own this year! It’s
fresher and will have less sugar and preservatives than those canned varieties. Simply boil cranberries
with apple cider vinegar and cinnamon and then add mashed apples and a drop of honey.
You can also chop them and add them to whole wheat pancakes or even salsas. So remember:
Your holiday meal doesn’t have to be all guilt and gluttony. Add some superfoods to
the menu and you and your family will feel just a little bit better.