With all the turkey and fixings (potatoes, stuffing, veggies, etc), one staple over the years has been cranberry sauce. If you make the sauce yourself (versus buying processed*) you may derive considerable health benefits. The recipe recently posted on this website includes several important herbs.
Cinnamon – a great winter herb as it helps support us as an anti-viral, anti-bacterial and antioxidant. It also has been shown to lower
blood sugar and reduce blook pressure
Cloves – anti-inflammatory
Cayenne pepper – helps with digestion
Ginger – also aids digestion, and has been shown to help fight winter colds and flu
So, in addition to making the recipe taste great, these herbs also provide health benefits!
And when added to cranberries (high nutrient and antioxidant content, immune support), pears (antioxidant, nourishes gut bacteria) and my addition of fresh orange (boosts immune system, cell protection) makes a wonderful sauce.
* by the way, a can of processed cranberry sauce can have as much as 24 added sugars!