The holidays may be over but one bright berry recipe should remain on the menu year round. The simple cranberry. Homemade cranberry sauce packs a heavy anti-aging punch.
Of course the store bought jellied stuff that is loaded with sugar is not the same as real homemade cranberry sauce. It’s so easy to make and while it’s cooking down it makes the house smell fantastic. Here’s a simple recipe I found on undergroundhealthreporter.com…
Homemade Cranberry Sauce Packs Anti-Aging Punch
1 lb fresh or frozen whole cranberries
1 ½ cups filtered water
¾ cup of honey or 2 tsp of Stevia (I prefer Nu Naturals Brand)
Rinse your cranberries in a colander and pick out any possible bad berries. Bring your water and honey (if you are using stevia, add later) to a boil in a saucepan. Add the cranberries and begin to stir. Turn down the heat to medium, but continue to stir and let it boil.
Once the cranberries have popped and the sauce starts to cling to the sides of the pan, remove from the heat. At this time if you are using stevia instead of honey, add the stevia. Let cool and pour into glass jars. This sauce can be frozen and defrosted, as needed.
This bright red berry is packed full of:
- Antioxidants: To fight off disease and slow the aging process
- Polyphenols: A potent form of antioxidant known to reduce the risk of cancer, strokes and heart disease
- Vitamin C: To boost the immune system
- Proanthocyanidins: To prevent the adhesion of bacteria, which is why cranberries are great for both UTIs and preventing cavities
- Resveratrol: The compound found in red wine renowned for its health benefits
- Flavonoids: To help strengthen capillary walls and connective tissue