Ingredientes: Sugar, dried cranberries (Vaccinium vitis) and sunflower oil.
Properties: With few calories, craberry is good for health because it contains fiber, vitamin C and minerals, with manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. However its main compounds are bioactive, anthocyanins and flavonoids, responsible for the antioxidant properties.
Benefits: It acts in the reduction of bad cholesterol (LDL) and has property of inhibiting the colonization of the dental surface by bacteria and development of the plaque. The most commented benefit of this red fruit is related to the prevention of urinary tract infections, since the cranberry contains a substance (proanthocyanidin) that can prevent the adherence of bacteria in the bladder wall, which could help prevent urinary infections.
Note: This fruit also has a chemopreventive action against cancer due to its antioxidant action. "Some studies have shown that cranberry inhibits the proliferation of tumor cells in the prostate, lung, uterus, colon and leukemia as well.