WHY CRANBERRIES ARE A SUPERFOOD

It is cranberry time. These ultra-tart North American berries make their appearance on tables everywhere starting on Thanksgiving and continuing into late December.

Which is fabulous, because they are a powerful superfood, packed with high levels of vitamin C, quercetin, vitamin K, vitamin E, manganese, pectin and fiber, as well as phytochemicals that help protect your your DNA from high oxidative stress and free radical damage.

Studies have found that cranberries contain high levels of cell protective activity, to not only ward off cancer, but fight bad bacteria in the stomach, intestines and bladder. Cranberries are also powerful detoxifiers, which can help you recover from too much caffeine, alcohol and rich food. Just what you need at this time of year.

So, your assignment, should you choose to accept, is to go out there and pick up some cranberries! If you need help in finding something delicious to do with them, may I suggest this lovely, super scrumptious crisp-style dessert from gifted health coach Linda Baier, CHC of Isaiah’s Way Nutrition

Linda Baier’s Amazing Cranberry Dessert Casserole

Makes 4 to 6 servings

“I love the traditional homemade cranberry sauce the way my Grandmother used to make,” says Linda. “But it has 3 cups of refined sugar in it! This is a delicious and healthy alternative to a great fall food!

Ingredients:

4 organic Granny Smith apples –cubed –w/skin
1 bag organic fresh cranberries
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup organic brown sugar
1 stick organic butter
1 cup or more chopped nuts – your preference (pecan, walnuts)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Layer ingredients in casserole dish melt butter and drizzled over top.
3. Bake for 30 minutes.
4. Great as a holiday dish or anytime of the year. Makes a nice breakfast food too!

HOLIDAY GIFTS—FAST, EASY AND HEALTHY Oh my Goddess! You’ve got gifts to give! What should you get those healthy (or health-curious) types for the holidays? I have an idea: How about a cook-and-health-book that shows your loved ones how to get healthy using one of the best superfoods around! I’m talking about my health-cookbook, Kale: The Complete Guide To The World’s Most Powerful Superfood (Sterling Publishers)! It’s ten bucks and change right now on Amazon. Enjoy your holidays!

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