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A Fruitful New Way Begins

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Today is our very first “Let’s Be Fruitful” feature!   How fitting, then, to begin with…… The North American Cranberry – just in time for Thanksgiving, of course – But it’s really a fruit to be grateful for all year long!  Check out these 5 fruitful reasons why.

THE CRANBERRY IS:
1.)  Nutritious:  Vitamin C, Potassium, Manganese, Fiber, and more; Rich in Phytochemicals, particularly from the Flavanol family [such as Quercetin, Proanthocyanidins (PACs) & other Polyphenols].
2.)  Unique:  The Cranberry’s proanthocyanidins (PACs) are “A-type” [rather than B-type present in most other fruits], which are credited for giving the cranberry its special anti-adhesion properties, known to be of benefit to the Urinary Tract system (anti-infection).
3.)  Multi-Talented:  These unique PAC compounds are now believed to benefit other areas throughout the body, including the:
● Cardiovascular system (due to anti-atherosclerosis properties),
● Gastrointestinal system (potentially anti-ulcer / ant…