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20 August 2013

Cranberry juice...why?

The Health Benefits of Cranberry Juice

Lately I found myself really enjoying light cranberry juice partly because it does not taste so sugary as other fruit juices. I wanted to know more about it so here are the facts. 
Cranberry juice is well known as a natural treatment for bladder and urinary tractinfections. Not only does cranberry juice kill the bacteria that cause the infectionsdirectly, it also makes the internal environment of the bladder more acidic. This can help to prevent bacterial infections before they start by making the bladder a hostile environment for bacteria.

Cranberries are a source of vitamin C, as well as manganese and other nutrients. Cranberries are also a source of different kinds of antioxidants, including polyphenols, which may help to prevent cancer and heart disease, as well as boost the immune system. Cranberry juice also has components that can fight against tooth decay, reversing the formation of plaque on teeth by reducing the amounts of the bacteria which cause plaque.

Lower Cholesterol

High cholesterol plagues a growing number of people and cranberry juice can actually raise healthy cholesterol levels while lowering the bad. Pterostilbene, a potent antioxidant compound found cranberries may also help lower cholesterol. In a USDA Agricultural Research Service study, scientists found the cholesterol-lowering effects of pterostilbene to be as effective ciprofibrate, a lipid-lowering drug. So drink your cranberry juice if you’re working on lowering your cholesterol.

Maintain Cardiovascular Health

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the U.S. and Canada. Atherosclerosis is a disease whereby arteries are narrowed due to a build-up of calcium, fat and cholesterol circulating in blood. The build-up hinders the flow of oxygen-rich blood throughout the body and could lead to heart attack, stroke and other events. Research indicates that consumption of flavonoids in foods and beverages – including cranberry juice – may decrease the risk of atherosclerosis.
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