Thanksgiving Foods Your Skin Will Thank You For – Cranberries

Happy Thanksgiving message with colorful pumpkins and squashes

November is finally here, and in a few short weeks it will be Thanksgiving.  As we prepare our shopping lists and get ready to spend time with family and friends, one of the things you may not be thinking about is how many traditional Thanksgiving Day feast favorites can actually improve your appearance! For the next couple of weeks, Terranova will be sharing our favorite delicious, traditional Thanksgiving Day recipes with ingredients known to help your skin.  So, go on and help yourself to that second helping of pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce!  Although your jeans may not thank you afterwards…your skin certainly will! 😉

Cranberries are naturally high in anti-oxidants, which ward off damaging free radicals that cause wrinkles and aging.  In addition, cranberries can help with skin conditions like acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema.  

Cranberry Sauce (source

Cranberry, Vitamin Pill, Leaf.
Cranberries for anti-aging and skin conditions


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12-oz bag fresh or frozen cranberries (3 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest


Bring water and sugar to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Add cranberries and simmer, stirring occasionally, until berries just pop, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in zest, then cool.

Cooks’ note
  • Cranberry sauce may be made 3 days ahead and chilled, covered.
  • Makes about 2 1/2 cups

Have a favorite cranberry recipe of your own?  Share them here! 🙂

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