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Cranberries the Superfood

They're good for your heart, for your stomach, for your mouth and gums.  In fact, they contain more disease-fighting antioxidants than just about any other fruit or vegetable.  They've got lots of vitamin C.  And cranberry extract might even lessen the frequency of colds and flu by strengthening the immune system, recent research suggests.  Scientists have found that anti-inflammatory compounds in cranberries can block two enzymes that cause clogging of the arteries and help with periodontal health.  Even better, cranberry supplements can help lower levels of LDL or "bad" cholesterol, according to a study published in Diabetic Medicine.  And that old wives' tale about drinking cranberry juice to ward off urinary tract infections?  Science backs it up. 

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