Power of Two Antioxidant-rich Fruits: Cranberries and Apples

Cranberries have been consumed for centuries by Native Americans for their healing properties. In the early 1800s, cranberries were found to contain high levels of antioxidants called proanthocyanidins, which are believed to protect against a wide range of diseases, including cancer, heart disease, and urinary tract infections. Cranberries are also high in vitamin C, fiber, and manganese, making them a nutritious and tasty addition to a balanced diet. Today, cranberries are widely available in juice, dried, and fresh forms, and their health benefits are well established.

Apples and cranberries.

Apples, on the other hand, have been cultivated for thousands of years and have a long history of use as a medicinal food. They contain high levels of antioxidants known as flavonoids, which are believed to help protect cells from damage and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer's. Apples are also rich in fiber, vitamin C, and potassium, all of which contribute to their health benefits. Research has shown that apples may help lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar levels, and even improve brain function. With their sweet, crisp taste and versatility in cooking, apples are a popular and healthy fruit that has been enjoyed for centuries.

Health Benefits: Cranberries

Here are a few health benefits that you might want to note about taking cranberries as a daily consumption:

Cranberries. Copyright: fotostock32.
  1. Urinary tract health: Cranberries contain compounds that help prevent certain bacteria, including E. coli, from adhering to the bladder and urinary tract walls, reducing the risk of urinary tract infection (UTI).

  2. Heart health: Cranberries contain flavonoids and other compounds that may help reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering blood pressure, reducing inflammation, and improving cholesterol levels.

  3. Digestive health: Cranberries are high in fiber, which aids in digestion and helps maintain healthy intestinal function.

  4. Oral health: Cranberries may help prevent cavities and gum disease by inhibiting the growth of certain types of bacteria that can lead to dental plaque and tooth decay.

  5. Anti-inflammatory properties: Cranberries have anti-inflammatory properties, which may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases like cancer, arthritis, and asthma.

  6. Immune system boost: The high levels of antioxidants and vitamin C in cranberries may help boost the immune system, protecting against infections and diseases.

  7. Skin health: Cranberries contain antioxidants that may help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals, reducing the risk of premature aging and skin cancer.

  8. Brain health: Preliminary studies suggest that the compounds in cranberries may help improve cognitive function and protect against age-related cognitive decline.
Note: These health benefits are based on scientific research; however, it is important to consult a healthcare professional before adding cranberries or any other food/supplement to your diet.

Health Benefits: Apples

What about apples? We're more acquainted with this type of fruit than any other, but do we know the benefits of consuming them? Here, we list down a number of them:

Apples. Copyright: olegtroino

  1. Heart health: Apples are rich in fiber, flavonoids, and antioxidants that can help improve heart health by reducing inflammation, improving lipid levels, and lowering blood pressure.

  2. Digestive health: Apples contain a specific type of fiber called pectin, which can help promote healthy digestion and bowel regularity.

  3. Lung health: The flavonoids present in apples have been linked to improved lung health and a reduced risk of respiratory diseases such as asthma.

  4. Brain health: Apples contain a range of nutrients that can support brain health, including antioxidants that help protect against oxidative stress, and anti-inflammatory compounds that may reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's.

  5. Immune system boost: Apples are rich in vitamin C, an essential nutrient that helps support immune function and fight off infections and illnesses.

  6. Dental health: Chewing on apples can help promote healthy teeth and gums by stimulating saliva production and reducing the risk of oral bacterial growth.

  7. Weight loss: Apples are low in calories and high in fiber, which can help promote feelings of fullness and reduce overall calorie intake, aiding in weight loss efforts.

  8. Cancer prevention: Some studies have suggested that the antioxidants and other compounds found in apples may help reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, including lung, colon, and breast cancer.

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These statements were taken from Forever®'s website:

The refreshing zing of cranberries is paired with the sweet notes of apples for a fresh take on our aloe vera gel. The result is a refreshing drink that not only aids in digestion but is packed with phytonutrients and vitamins.

When we say Forever Aloe Berry Nectar® contains our aloe vera, we mean it. This drink contains 90.7% stabilized, inner leaf aloe vera gel paired with natural fruit juice concentrates for sustaining your immune system and maintaining natural energy levels. The aloe used in this delicious drink is hand-harvested from our own aloe fields and is the first of its kind to receive certification by the International Aloe Science Council (IASC) for purity and potency.

Aloe vera has natural cleansing abilities that help the digestive tract absorb nutrients from the foods we eat into the blood stream, while promoting friendly bacteria growth. The unique polysaccharide, acemannan, and other nutrients in aloe help to support the immune system.

A burst of cranberries and sweet apples provide a naturally derived, tangy flavor. Superfood cranberry packs antioxidant power shown to be 20 times higher than that of vitamin C and has proanthocyanidins that provide urinary health support in addition to vitamin C. Apple’s special phytonutrient, quercetin, is another powerful antioxidant that helps to make Forever Aloe Berry Nectar® a healthy and delicious drink.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Ingredients

Stabilized Aloe Vera Inner Leaf Gel (91% Aloe Vera Inner Leaf Gel, Ascorbic Acid And Citric Acid), Natural Apple Juice Concentrate (Flavor), Fructose, Natural Cranberry Concentrate (Flavor).


Contents

33.8 Fl. Oz. (1 Qt., 1.8 Fl. Oz.) 1 Liter

Directions

4 to 8 tablespoons (60ml to 120ml) daily.

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The Forever® Aloe Berry Nectar™ is a product of Aloe Vera of America, Inc., and has been certified by The Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA).

IFANCA is one of the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM)'s recognized foreign halal certification bodies and authorities. View document: Certification Body List (as of 26th June, 2023).

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The Forever® Aloe Berry Nectar™ is listed as one of the International Aloe Science Council (IASC)'s certified products. View list.

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