Cranberry Smoothie for The Body Ecology Diet
Tara Carpenter, NC.
Cranberries are acidic berries from evergreen shrubs native to North America. First harvested by Native Americans and later by Europeans, this vibrant red berry is touted as a superfood due to nutrient and antioxidant properties. The cranberry provides benefits to especially women who are more susceptible to urinary tract infections, vaginal yeast infections, breast cancer, hypothyroid, and weight gain.
The medicinal hero in cranberries is an antioxidant called, proanthocyanin. which prevent certain bacteria from adhering to cells of the vagina/urinary tract and causing infection. Cranberries flush out excess yeast and make urine more acidic, which creates an unfriendly environment for pathogens.
This recipe is perfect while practicing The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.)