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Cranberry Juice may be beneficial for health ailments

This drink in moderationcan help the body heal itself.

By Cheryl E PrestonPublished 3 months ago 3 min read


I have found cranberry juice beneficial for urinary tract and bacterial infections. Decades ago when members of the churh I attended fasted on Wednesdays until after noon day prayer the pastor told us during the morning to add a little cranberry juice to ater so we were getting nutrients while not eating.

We are all different and will have different results. It's also important to check with your health care provider to make sure this drink does not interact with any medications you are taking. You also might need to be on the lookout for possible allergies. Having said that I will share what research says about the health benefits of cranberry juice based on AI.

Cranberry juice is recommended by experts

Cranberry juice is often touted for its potential health benefits, primarily due to its rich content of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Here are some of the potential health benefits associated with consuming cranberry juice:

Urinary Tract Health:

Cranberry juice is well-known for its role in promoting urinary tract health. It contains compounds like proanthocyanidins, which may help prevent the adhesion of bacteria, particularly E. coli, to the urinary tract walls. This may reduce the risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Antioxidant Properties:

Cranberries are rich in antioxidants, such as flavonoids and polyphenols, which help neutralize free radicals in the body. Antioxidants play a crucial role in reducing oxidative stress and inflammation.

Heart Health:

Some studies suggest that the antioxidants in cranberry juice may contribute to cardiovascular health by reducing the risk of heart disease. It may help lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol levels, and enhance overall heart function.

Rich in Vitamins and Nutrients:

Cranberry juice is a good source of vitamins C, A, and K. It also provides essential minerals like manganese and potassium, contributing to overall health and well-being.

Oral Health:

Compounds in cranberries may have potential benefits for oral health by preventing the adhesion of certain bacteria to teeth and gums, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease.

Anti-Inflammatory Properties:

The antioxidants in cranberry juice may help combat inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation is linked to various health conditions, including arthritis and certain chronic diseases.

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Digestive Health:

Some studies suggest that cranberry juice may have a positive impact on the digestive system by promoting a healthy gut microbiota. This, in turn, may have benefits for overall digestive health.

It's important to note that while cranberry juice offers potential health benefits, it is often consumed with added sugars. Therefore, it's advisable to choose unsweetened or low-sugar varieties to minimize the intake of added sugars, which can have negative effects on health.

Additionally, individual responses to cranberry juice may vary, and it's always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice, especially if you have specific health concerns or conditions.

Moderation is key

I will add that when you drink cranberry juice you should do so in moderation. Years ago I drank 3, 8 ounce glasses in one day and had an allergic reaction. My eyes watered and my throat was scratchy. I had a fever and excess mucus in my nose and throat just like cold symptoms. I began drinking water and also drank one glass of ornage jucie and the symptoms went a way almost immediately. I now never drink more than one full glass in a 24hour period and have had no more porblems.

I hope thsi information has bee helpful to those who desire to try food to help theri bodies heal naturally. it's improtant to know your own body and recognize signs that you need medical assistanc.


About the Creator

Cheryl E Preston

Cheryl is a widow who enjoys writing about current events, soap spoilers and baby boomer nostalgia. Tips are greatly appreciated.

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