I don’t know about you, but when there’s a new baby in the building–like that pretty thing shown above–we all get a little bit nutty about washing our hands and using antibacterial sanitizers, and keeping sick people about 22 miles away and, well– generally doing everything we can do to keep ourselves healthy in order to keep her healthy.
My dear friend Lynnette gave us a huge tip a while back that has helped a ton to keep the sniffles away. Believe it or not, it is cranberries! Yeah, I know. Those funny little sour things we string with popcorn and hang on the Christmas tree. But did you know that they are a very potent antiviral as well? That means they are beneficial to your resistance of viruses. Beat that. Here’s more info if you don’t believe me.
This time of year, it’s good to know something that really helps but of course, you have to eat them to get the benefits, not just hang them around your neck. Problem is–have you ever chomped good and hard into a cranberry? If so, you know they are almost too sour to eat–certainly too sour to enjoy.
The good news is that if you toss the bag of berries in the freezer overnight, they become the perfect add-in to your favorite fruit smoothie. And believe it or not–whipped up this way, they actually taste fabulous!
If I were you, I’d go grab some cranberries from your produce section before they’re gone for the season. It’s worth it.
New Year’s Goal #9
To eat more healthily and cut wayyyy back on sugar–so that I can be here to play with my babies for a long, long time.