Pink Cloud Cranberry Salad

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This is a fun and easy salad that is the perfect addition to any holiday table. You might bring this pink cloud cranberry salad to a potluck or holiday gathering. This easy salad looks as good as it tastes. Everyone loves the sweet, creamy and fluffy, salad with the tanginess of fresh cranberries and the crunch of apple and pecans. This easy salad will serve about 18 people at 1/2 cup each. The ingredients you will need for this easy salad recipe include fresh cranberries, unsweetened crushed pineapple, whole cranberry sauce, sugar, medium apple, mini marshmallows, salt, heavy cream, and chopped pecans. This easy salad is as simple as mixing the fresh cranberries, crushed pineapple, cranberry sauce, sugar, marshmallows, apple, and salt. Once the ingredients are mixed together, you will cover and refrigerate until you are ready to serve. When ready to serve this easy salad whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Then add the whipped cream and pecans to the salad, gently folding the ingredients until they are evenly combined. Garnish with the easy salad with more mini marshmallows and fresh cranberries, if you wish.

Cranberries, whether they are eaten whole or consumed in cranberry juice are full of nutritional benefits. Cranberries and cranberry juice is rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, and salicylic acid. Cranberry juice only contains 45 calories per cup, and cranberry juice fits very well within dietary guidelines. Cranberry juice also contains about 87 g water per 100 g. With a serving of cranberry juice providing energy, protein, and carbohydrates. In terms of minerals, cranberry juice contains calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, potassium and zinc. Cranberry juice and cranberries also contain vitamins such as thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, E and vitamin K (phylloquinone). Cranberries are members of the Ericaceae family which are native to North America. Cranberry juice has long been used for curing a variety of illnesses. According to new research studies, cranberry juice may help to prevent tooth cavities. Proanthocyanidins, which is a chemical compound present in cranberries, helps to inhibit the harmful bacteria from clinging to teeth. These components may help to inhibit acid production and protect the teeth from periodontal diseases by preventing the growth of plaque.

One popular use of cranberry juice is that it has long been used for treating urinary tract infections (UTI). Urinary tract infections is the term used for the existence of certain micro-organisms in the urine that exceed normal levels. These tract infections can develop in the bladder and cause cystitis in the kidney to cause renal parenchyma, or in the prostate, which results in bacterial prostatitis. Studies have shown that cranberry juice contains proanthocyanidins that possess anti-clinging properties, which prevent the bacteria from binding itself to the cells that are found on the walls of the bladder. These compounds help to prevent bacteria from multiplying further and flushing the bacteria out of the body through urination. Research shows that drinking cranberry juice on a regular basis can help prevent recurring UTIs in middle-aged and pregnant women. The regular intake of cranberry juice has also been proven to have beneficial for patients who are undergoing other sorts of treatments in the hospitals as a guard against the urinary tract diseases. Cranberry juice is beneficial in reducing the risk of UTI amongst women who are undergoing elective benign gynecological surgery. The study also suggests that cranberry juice is helpful and may even help in preventing pediatric urinary tract infection. However, drinking cranberry juice is not effective in treating UTIs once you already have the infection and is only to be used as a preventative measure.

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