Eight Reasons to Include Cranberry Juice in your Diet

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My family is always running from here to there, and I often feel like I need about 26 hours in a day. With an on-the-go lifestyle, I am always looking for ways to increase my family’s fruit and veggie intake, but any parent knows that getting the whole fruits or veggies into the diet isn’t always easy when you are on the move.

Our active lifestyle is one of the reasons I love finding options that make it simple for my family to achieve the recommended amount of servings they should be getting. Did you know that berries provide the highest amount of antioxidant capacity over any other fruit? Cranberries specifically benefit you by giving cardiovascular and anti-carcinogenic benefits. Although I don’t like eating whole cranberries (they are a bit tart for me to eat raw), I do love drinking cranberry juice!

Drinking Cranberry Juice Provides Great Health Benefits!

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Be Berry Aware – How to get the most nutrition out of your juice selection!

Make sure you are getting the most nutrition out of the juice you choose. This helpful infographic lists ten of the top juice choices that all contain at least 27% cranberry juice (the recommended amount).

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Great recipes using cranberry juice

Although I personally love drinking cranberry juice (it is usually one of the few juices I will grab if we are making a pit-stop at a convenience store), I know quite a few people find the taste a little tart. Here are some great recipe ideas to help combat the tartness and enjoy the benefits of cranberry juice.

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So tell us….

Do you drink cranberry juice? Do you have a favorite recipe or way to use cranberries?

 

All information pictures, and recipes found in this post provided courtesy of beberryaware.com, all opinions expressed are my own.

 

Jesica H

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5 thoughts on “Eight Reasons to Include Cranberry Juice in your Diet

  • August 4, 2013 at 3:04 pm
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    1 reason not to include cranberry juice in your diet, ever = SUGAR!! One glass has MORE sugar than Coke and Pepsi, and there is more than your ENTIRE DAY’s worth of recommended sugar content in that one glass of cranberry juice. This is what is wrong with America’s youth. Give your kid something healthier like Fruit and Veg product that Cambells makes. I forget the name, but it has less sugar AND vitamins. Or, better yet, give them water or milk. Come on Moms, think for yourself when you see advertising that clearly comes from the Cranberry Industry or a cranberry company.

    Clint

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    • August 8, 2013 at 8:53 am
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      Thanks for the info Clint. You are right, some does have a high sugar content, but if you get 100% cranberry juice it is only the sugar from the cranberries, and no extra sugar is added. Cranberry juice might not be for everyone, but for people like me it is a good choice because of the health benefits it offers (like reducing risk of UTI infection –women may relate to that more than men).
      Also, like anything…moderation is key. I prefer my kids drink water or milk most often, but a glass of juice that is healthy will not be terrible once in a while. 🙂
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  • August 7, 2013 at 6:32 am
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    This is amazing information. I am a UTI sufferer and I think I may get some of this
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  • August 7, 2013 at 6:18 pm
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    I am a fan of cranberry juice! I agree it can be pretty tart, but I like it that way. For the kiddos, I like to use it in smoothies for extra flavor and nutrition! 🙂

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