October 21, 2011 at 9:25 am
by Christine Mattheis
Cranberries are a given on Thanksgiving, and maybe Christmas, too—but what about the other 360 some-odd days of the year? Consider this: whether you have them fresh, juiced or jellied, the tart fruit contains compounds that ward off ulcers, urinary tract infections and gum disease. Plus, studies also suggest that cranberries may lower LDL cholesterol levels, making them a heart-healthy superfood.
What’s your favorite cranberry dish? Share with us in the comments. And if you have never been a big cranberry fan, try these recipes from the editors of Family Circle—you’ll be a convert soon enough.