Cranberries burst with health benefits that make them in many ways the king of berries. 

Food and Drink on Female First

Food and Drink on Female First

They deserve this reputation as they have worked hard to collect an impressive resumé of health benefits that make them top of the class. 

Cranberries support your immune system with their high vitamin C content and high levels of polyphenols - just another reason why you should make sure cranberries are in abundance in your nutritional plan. It is not only a super fruit for your immune system as studies now show that cranberry juice can resist various infections too.1

Cranberries often spring to mind when a urinary tract infection occurs or around Christmas time. These,however, are not the only reasons to be aware of this impressive little berry. High in antioxidant levels, the humble cranberry protects you from free radicles from the outside world, such as pollution, and inflammation on the inside your body from processed foods or too many refined sugars. Cranberries have more recently been found to have a positive impact on your gut microbiota1 - anything we can do for a gorgeous gut is something we should definitely queue up for!

If you want to start your anti-aging regime, then look no further than spicing up your morning breakfast soaked oats with some warm cranberry apple sauce. Most would give their right arm for a quick anti-aging fix but we’ve got a more sensible solution. Just one cup of this fresh anti-aging berry provides 18% of your daily recommended intake of collagen-boosting vitamin C. It’s the berry’s collection of at least five key categories of phytonutrients (phenolic acids, proanthocyanidins, anthocyanins, flavonoids, and triterpenoids) that really make it a superfood.2 

A study found that consuming cranberry juice significantly increased antioxidant levels and should be considered in all supplementation studies. Pass the cranberry juice!

So, whether you love a dollop of cranberry sauce on your turkey at Christmas, you want beautiful looking skin or want to naturally clean up an infection, reduce inflammation and support your heart health. The future is looking bright with cranberries.

Ocean Spray® Whole Berry™ …it’s an innovative juice made with crushed whole cranberries (40 in every 200ml glass to be precise) and not just the juice, because it also includes the skin, seeds and flesh in its juices so, unlike most juices, you get maximum nutritional benefit and the same goodness from eating whole fruits. 

Ocean Spray Whole Berry Juice  is available in two delicious flavours:

Cranberry – Crushed whole cranberry fruit juice blend

Cranberry, Raspberry, Blueberry & Strawberry – crushed whole mixed fruit juice blend

from Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Asda, Co-Op and Booths (850ml, RRP £2.99).

[1][1] Cranberry Extract Standardized for Proanthocyanidins Promotes the Immune Response of Caenorhabditis elegans to Vibrio cholerae through the p38 MAPK Pathway and HSF-1 2. Impact of Cranberries on Gut Microbiota and Cardiometabolic Health: Proceedings of the Cranberry Health Research Conference 2015 3. Cranberries and Cranberry Products: Powerful in Vitro, ex Vivo, and in Vivo Sources of Antioxidants: Joe A. Vinson*, Pratima Bose, John Proch, Hassan Al Kharrat and Najwa Samman, Department of Chemistry, University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510