Cranberries are a very good source of fibre, vitamin C and manganese. So they are good for helping with digestion and keeping your immune system healthy. They also provide a source of vitamin E and vitamin K which are important for skin an blood development.
Cranberries are very rich in anti-oxidants and have been shown to help reduce the rates of urinary tract infections in women. So if you are prone to this, it might be a good thing to include in your diet. Using cranberry juice or some cranberry extracts has been shown to be helpful. If you are someone that is sensitive to sugar you will probably want to choose the extract instead of the juice, just be aware they are not all created equal.
Another common reason people will use cranberry is to reduce their blood sugars. Sadly, cranberries do not appear to actually help with this.
Cranberries are also very versatile for cooking. They can make a tasty savory relish to add on burgers and sandwiches or add a great zing to your favorite desserts. Be sure to come out this Saturday and check out my recipe in the kitchen. See you then!