There is a lot of information and recipes online for homemade facial masks using cranberries . These fruits are one of the “superfoods,” a food high in nutrients that is considered beneficial for health and well-being. Cranberries contain antioxidants, which may help reduce the risk of chronic disease, the spread of cancer, lessen urinary tract infections, fight tooth decay and improve the health of the heart. 
Cranberries and the Skin
But what about skin? Dr. Neal Schultz, a cosmetic dermatologist in New York City told NBC News , “Whenever you start protecting yourself from the sun, you will stop the process of additional damage and start to reverse, to some extent, what you’ve already accumulated.” One of the things Dr. Schultz recommends is antioxidants. He recommends eating foods rich in antioxidants as well as using antioxidant topical creams.
Dr. Leslie Baumann agrees. In her blog, The Skin Guru , she states, “Antioxidants are among...
Constipation is the most common gastrointestinal complaint
in the United States,
affecting more than 4 million Americans and accounting for more than two
million visits to the doctor each year. While
the groups most often affected are women and adults over age 65, constipation
is also a significant problem for people
with cancer . Contributing factors include dietary and activity patterns,
anatomic considerations, pain medication, and a number of cancer treatments .
Though most constipation is temporary
and often perceived as a mere nuisance, persistent difficulty with bowel
movements can lead to long term complications, and there are rare cases of
constipation leading to serious illness and death. Given the potential negative
effects on health, it is important to recognize the factors contributing to
constipation and to practice effective management and prevention tactics.
Bowel motility is the complex function of the intestine
maintaining water balance in the stool...
Vegetables, fruits (especially dried fruits), and some cereals (whole wheat, bran, or oatmeal) are excellent sources of fiber. It is easy to remember that the harder a vegetable is (like celery), the more fiber it has. For fiber to work, it is very important to drink plenty of water to help with the passage of stool in the intestines.
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