Cranberries – they’re a fruit that many people only eat during Thanksgiving, but there are many health benefits you may not be aware of that might want to make you eat them more regularly. Cranberries are incredibly versatile when it comes to cooking and although they might be a holiday feast staple, there is a lot more to them than you would think, especially their health benefits!
Not only are they delicious, especially paired with turkey and stuffing (although that’s definitely not a prerequisite to enjoying them), they can help keep you healthy year-round. Let’s take a look at 12 reasons to make cranberries part of your regular diet…
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They’re a Big Source of Fiber
Dietary fiber is important to help regulate your blood sugar, as well as keep you “regular.” And it’s not just bran muffins that contain high levels of fiber – according to Women’s Health, cranberries are up there too in terms of fiber content.
According to the source, 1-cup of whole cranberries accounts for 16-percent of your recommended daily intake. It also notes that cranberries can possibly help you manage your weight because they help you feel fuller for longer.