medical and health community is fast recognizing antioxidants as premier
disease fighters. Cranberries have been shown to contain more antioxidant
phenols than 19 commonly eaten fruits according to a study published
in the November 19, 2001 edition of the Journal of Agriculture and
Food Chemistry x."
These antioxidants may play a role in helping to prevent heart disease
and certain cancers" according to the study's author
But just what are
antioxidants? Antioxidants are compounds that are naturally manufactured
by the body and/or are ingested, primarily as components of fruits and
vegetables, which have the ability to stabilize free radicals by donating
an electron, and at the same time, do not become free radicals themselves.
Under conditions of stress the human body's ability to produce antioxidants
can become severely impaired. Cranberries can serve as a good source of
supplemental antioxidants. Simply put, antioxidants protect our bodies
from harmful molecules we are exposed to every day of our lives.