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Spiced Cranberry Relish

During the holiday season, inflammation-promoting scenarios abound, from sugary treats to stressful family gatherings.

And this cranberry relish may be the ultimate inflammation-fighting food.

Cranberries are filled with antioxidants like the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which help support eye health. Oranges are loaded with vitamin C, a nutrient that can help normalize blood pressure and levels of cortisol, AKA the stress hormone. Meanwhile, cinnamon contains antioxidants and flavonoid compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties, and has specifically been found to reduce responses to stress.

Basically, you should make this before, during, and after the holidays.





What makes cranberries so great? For starters, they have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties to support our health. The tart red gems are also noted for their ability to help prevent urinary tract infections and improve cardiovascular health by reducing oxidative stress and chronic inflammation. If that’s not enough, they’re also packed with the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which help support eye health.

Next, the orange will help keep you de-stressed during the hectic holiday season… the magic nutrient here is vitamin C! Research shows consuming this antioxidant may help normalize blood pressure and levels of cortisol (a stress hormone). Just one orange is bursting with the daily value of vitamin C! Topping off the list of healthy ingredients is cinnamon…the smell of this heavenly spice is enough to curb fatigue, ease frustration, and increase alertness. Enjoy!

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