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HEALTH DRAMA:CRANBERRY AND THE CITY

December 5, 2015

Say it isn’t so… Can the famous  sitcom Sex and the City be replaced with the new juicy Drama , Cranberry and the City! In the health foodie community, the buzz is all about the Cranberry and the City! Besides the fact that Sex and the City, made the red juice of cranberries popular in the 90’s with the fab four’s favorite cranberry cocktail, the Cosmopolitan, and with the exponentially increasing value of cranberries in the USA being valued at market for hundred millions dollars is enough to move this health drama to the number one slot of your prime time! Cranberry in the City is fueling so much drama in the world of health, that health connoisseurs such as myself can’t get enough of this fruit and for good reason.  To see why Cranberry in the City is highlighted as the best drama, and one that can significantly improve the drama of your health life read on…

 

 

The following information was taken directly from the link below

 

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/cranberries-little-powerfood-with-a-big-punch.html

 

 

 

Benefits of the Cranberry:

  • Cranberries are a rich source of the flavonoid quercetin which can inhibit the development of both breast and colon cancers.

  • Preliminary studies show that drinking cranberry juice is good for the health of the heart.

  • Research indicates that cranberries are an excellent source of antioxidants which may protect against cancer, heart disease and other diseases.

  • Found to decrease production of cavity and plaque producing bacteria in your mouth.

  • Also found to reduce the bacteria associated with peptic stomach ulcers.

  • In clinical studies, cranberries have been shown to help maintain a healthy urinary tract.

  • Cranberries are especially beneficial to the eyes (they significantly improve symptoms of cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy).

  • Evidence on how cranberry juice fights bacteria that cause urinary tract infections.

 

But…the health benefits of cranberries are almost totally depleted when generous amounts of sugar is added. Thus the cranberry cannot provide you with its full phytonutrient benefits when there has been lots of sugar added.

nextpage Further health explanation of what cranberries do:

Cranberries contains natural chemicals that act as antibacterial agents and preventing E. Coli which is the bacteria largely responsible for urinary tract infections, from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract.

The chemicals in cranberry juice flush the E. Coli from the body during urination thus it is not able to cause an infection.

Cranberries contain quinic acid which prevents calcium and specific phosphate chemicals from binding together. These two binding together is what forms kidney stones thus preventing kidney stones.

 

 

 

 

 

ZENONAPLATE CRANBERRY POMEGRANITE BAKED CHICKEN (GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE)

 

 

 NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING: SERVES FOUR

 

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes

 

CALORIES PER SERVING

 Calories: 261 Carbs: 33 Fiber: 4 Protein: 28 grams Fat: 2 grams Sugar: 19 grams

 

No gluten, no transfat, or refined sugars

 

 

INGREDIENTS

 

4 Pieces of lean natural or organic skinless chicken breasts

salt

Pepper

Coconut Four

Olive oil

 

Glaze

¾ -1 Can of natural Cranberry Sauce

¼ cup of pomegranate

¼ cup of coconut flour

¼ tsp of Salt

¼ tsp of garlic powder

 

¼ tsp of pepper

1 lime squeezed of juice

1 Tablespoon of Honey or agave light

2 ½ Tablespoons of fresh basil

 

Sides :Your choice go for a green and a starchy vegetable if you’re not serving a grain

 

 

DIRECTIONS

 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  In a separate bowl combine the ingredients for the cranberry glaze and save the coconut flour for the last ingredient to be mixed in. Once you mixed all the ingredients put the coconut flour in to thicken the sauce up.  Start cleaning the chicken and then sprinkle with salt and pepper and coat with coconut flour with a dish as the prep for the chicken. The coconut flour is used to prep the chicken for the sauce.  Then take a baking pan that has been coated with oil and put the chicken on pan and then pour the mixture on top of the chicken pieces and spread evenly. Can add an extra pomegranate seeds. Pop in the oven for around 25 minutes, and then take out and serve with veggies, and garnish with dried cranberries

 

#ZENONAPLATE CRANBERRY SAUCE (VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE)

 

 

 

PREP TIME: 8 MINUTES  MINUTES COOK TIME: 5 MINUTES  

 

Nutrition Per Serving , Serves 5

 

Calories: 69 Calories , Carbs :15 , Net carbs: 13 grams, Protein: )Fiber: 2 Sugar: 9 grams Total Fat: 2

 

INGREDIENTS 

 

2 cups of Cranberries (Boiled in water for 4-6 minutes)

2 Tablespoons of Honey

1 Tablespoon of Date Sugar

1 lemon ( juice from one lemon)

1 Tablespoon of Corn Starch or Tapioca Flour for thickening the sauce

1/2 tsp of salt

1/2 tsp of Cinnamon

1/3 cup of So Delish Coconut Milk lite 

1/2 Tablespoon of Olive oil

1 packet of stevia or 3-5 drops of stevia at the ending

 

 

 

DIRECTIONS 

 

Boil the Cranberries for 4-6 minutes on  a medium heat on the burner. Then pour in a strainer once the cranberries look ready to be smashed. Then put in a food processer or blender. Pour the ce other ingredients in a blender and mix until it's in sauce form. Then Serve with your favorite pasta or on top of muffins, breads, or veggies.  

 

 

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