Christmas Cranberry Pound Cake

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It's that time of year when you want to start planning your Christmas recipes and baking. And while you probably have your list of favorite dessert recipes you make every year, this Christmas Cranberry Pound cake recipe is one you will want to add. This tasty pound cake recipe has cranberries, white chocolate and a beautiful white glaze. This cake recipe will look good on any Christmas table. As for the glaze recipe on this Cranberry pound cake, a combination of cream cheese and powdered sugar is used, instead of milk and powdered sugar, with plenty of dry Cranberries over the whole cake. This is a lovely cake recipe that uses butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla in the frosting recipe. And to garnish, dried cranberries and white chocolate chips are used.

There are plenty of health benefits that can come from consuming cranberries. Cranberry is especially popular when it comes to your health. The health benefits of cranberry juice may include relief from urinary tract infection, kidney stones, respiratory disorders, cancer, and heart diseases. Cranberry juice is also beneficial in helping to prevent stomach disorders and diabetes, along with gum diseases that are caused by dental plaque. Phytonutrients, which occur naturally in plant compounds, are present in cranberries and have been found to help prevent a variety of health problems. Cranberries are a versatile fruit that has benefits that make them useful in food as well as in medicinal products. The Latin name for the cranberry plant is Vaccinium macrocarpon and cranberries are one of the native fruits of North America. Cranberries have a high amount of antioxidant capacity when compared to other fruits and vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, and apples.

Cranberry juice is a drink that is rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, and salicylic acid. Cranberry juice only contains only 45 calories per cup, and it fits very well within the dietary guidelines. Cranberry juice also contains about 87.13 g water per 100 grams of juice. Cranberry juice provides energy, carbohydrates and protein. Regarding minerals, cranberry juice contains calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, and zinc. Cranberry juice also contains vitamins such as thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, E and vitamin K. Cranberries are also part of the Ericaceae family and are a fruit that is native to North America. The health benefits of cranberry juice have long been used for curing a variety of illnesses. The health benefits of cranberries may include helping to treat urinary tract infections also known as UTIs. Urinary tract infections are when the existence of micro-organisms are found in the urine that exceeds the normal levels. These infections may develop in the bladder and may cause cystitis in the kidney to cause renal parenchyma, or in the prostate, which result in bacterial prostatitis. Studies have shown that cranberry juice contains proanthocyanidins that possess anti-clinging properties, which may help to prevent this bacteria from binding itself to the cells on the walls of the bladder. These natural compounds help to prevent bacteria from multiplying further and flushes them out of the body through urination. Research shows that by drinking cranberry juice on a regular basis can help prevent recurring UTIs in both middle-aged and pregnant women. The regular consumption of cranberry juice has also been proven to offer benefits for patients who are undergoing other treatments in the hospitals as a guard against these urinary tract diseases. Cranberry juice is beneficial in helping to reduce the risk of UTI amongst women undergoing elective benign gynaecological surgery.

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