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The Benefits Of Cranberries
Frances Said:What are the benefits of cranberry juice?
We Answered:"Besides its high mix of natural vitamins and minerals, cranberry juice is also highly effective in the treatment of urinary tract, bladder and kidney infections. Additionally, a healthy dose of dietary fiber, antioxidants and phytochemical nutrients help to protect you against heart disease and cancer.
Rich with Vitamin C, the high amount of acid and other beneficial components in cranberry juice can help break down and prevent the formation of kidney stones. Used for centuries to treat urinary tract infections, its benefit in those areas is already well-known. But perhaps a lesser known fact is that cranberry juice also contains components that help prevent the formation of oral bacteria that lead to gum disease and plaque."
Bernard Said:What are the health benefits/risks of cranberries?
We Answered:The Oohoi.com website has some interesting information about cranberries:
Benefits of Cranberries
Improve the body's circulatory system.
A daily glass of cranberry juice will treat diseases like cystitis.
Provide relief for asthma patients.
Condensed tannins in cranberries can inhibit the oxidation of bad cholesterol and as a result protects body against atheroscelrosis.
Tannins are also considered an important contributor to a healthy heart.
Acts as bactericide and affects the acidity of the urine. In effect, it disrupts the development of kidney stone formation.
The Uses of Cranberries
To overcome an asthma attack, cranberries can be used. Crush the berries, boil it in distilled water and skin. This is effective relief from an attack since the berries contain active ingredients similar to drugs prescribed by your doctors to control asthma.
Urinary Tract Infection
As known, the juice has been long known to treat this disease. This is because the juice reduce the number of bacteria adhering to the body's urinary tract lining. A study among elderly patients suggested a 50% reduction of infection among patients who drank 300 ml of cranberry juice everyday for over 6 months. A daily portion of cranberries would also help in treating the disease.
Laboratory results have also shown that cranberry extract reduces the oxidation of "bad cholesterol". This helps promote healthy heart.
New studies have shown the ability of this fruit has the ability to prevent peptic ulcer by inhibiting the adhesion of bacteria to certain parts of the stomach.
An exciting new research has shown that cranberries could help protect the brain from neurological damage.
Melanie Said:What are the benefits of cranberry Juice?
We Answered:Cranberry juice does aid you kidneys in purifying your intake of food and drink....It is also high in antioxidants which aid your immune system. Simarly to blueberries and pomegrantes cranberries are believed to help in preventing cancer.
Jeanette Said:Do Craisins (dried cranberries) count as a fruit serving?
We Answered:Yes and no. They are awfully SWEET and all the sugar in a serving of dried cranberries would cancel out any benefit.
The products called "craisins" you find on the grocery shelf are not the ones you really want to eat.
Eat unsweetened cranberries or drink unsweetened cranberry juice for all the nutrition and other benefit without the sugar hit.
Byron Said:What are the benefits of drinking cranberry juice, daily?
We Answered:You may have heard that drinking cranberry juice helps ward away urinary infections. Now comes more good reasons to drink up – a new study finds that the juice can lower the risk of heart disease for people with high cholesterol, and provide antioxidant benefits.
This is the first scientific proof that the juice, long thought to have cholesterol-lowering benefits, actually does. For the study, researchers measured the cholesterol levels of 19 people with high cholesterol, who had a risk of heart disease. Each participant drank 27% pure cranberry juice, commonly found in supermarkets. The participants were divided into two groups. Ten drank cranberry juice with artificial sweetener, 9 with sugar. For the first month, each consumed one eight-ounce glass a day, for the second month, two glasses, and for the third, three glasses. Their cholesterol was tested each month.
Three glasses per day raised good cholesterol 10%, which in turn decreased their risk of heart disease by 40%. The antioxidant benefits were noticeable with just one or two glasses a day. Antioxidants are dietary substances that in small amounts will slow or prevent the oxidation process. This means they can help prevent or fix damage to your cells. They may also lower your risk for cancer or infection and improve how your immune system functions. In addition to cranberry juice, dried cranberries contain antioxidants, more than most fruits. Grape juice is also a good source (though not as good as cranberry juice).
Wow, I found that really interesting. From that site, it sounds like its really beneficial to drink up to three glasses a day. I always thought it just helped PREVENT uti's, not completely ward them off.
Rita Said:What are the benefits of Cranberry Raspberry juice ?
2 cups fresh raspberries or one 12-ounce package frozen raspberries, thawed
1/2 cup boiling water
1-1/2 cups cranberry juice, chilled
1 cup ice cubes
1 12-ounce can lemon-lime carbonated beverage, chilled
Fresh raspberries (optional)
Lemon slices (optional)
Deanna Said:What are the benefits of Cranberry Pills?
We Answered:Cranberry extracts have been shown to exhibit potent antioxidant activity, inhibit LDL oxidation and have anti-bacterial and anticancer activities. The phytochemicals present in cranberries, especially phenolics and flavonoids, appear responsible for these health benefits.
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easel backs said:
I used to take cranberry juice occasionally and I do not know that it contains such high nutritional contents. Since it contain a lot of fiber content, I think everyone should take it daily. It is very useful source for the kidney infections.