Cranberry Health Benefits
If you have ever seen a cranberry you cannot help but admire
its striking beauty.
Cranberries, which are vibrant in colour are a powerful
anti-oxidant, full of food health nutrition and health-
giving properties. The fruit (berries) are extensively farmed
particularly in northern United States and Canada. The berries
have long been used for medicinal and ceremonial purposes by
native people of some countries in which they grow.
Today, these humble berries have wide culnary uses. We're all familiar with
cranberries in one form or another. Some of the most common
uses being cranberry juice, relish, sauce, pie, chutney etc., There are even
supplements such as cranberry tablets, dried cranberry or
health food products that contain cranberry extract.
Cranberries' Health Benefits
And Womens Health
Apart from the contributions to our healthy eating diet,
the health benefits of cranberries are numerous. These fruit are
packed with food health vitamins and health-ful compounds
that are known to ward off certain health conditions and chronic
We're all aware that fresh fruit and vegetables contain an
abundant source of disease-fighting antioxidant, making them
some of the best foods for maintaining our health. Berries
such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and especially
cranberries, contain significantly greater amounts of anti-
oxidants, which protect our cells from damage caused by free
radicals. Healthy cells means healthy supple, radiant skin,
which contribute to our womens
health & beauty.
When it comes to general health - womens health issues and
our beauty health foods, Cran berry is
one of the
most beneficial fruit we can consume. This health-ful fruit
as we all know, is excellent for maintaining urinary tract
health. Hence, many women drink unsweetened cranberry juice to
treat urinary infections. Apparently, cranberry juice prevent
bacteria from adhering to the urinary tract lining.
It is recommended by The National Kidney Foundation, that drinking
at least one large glass of berry juice a day will help
maintain urinary tract health. It has also been found that the
berry's bacteria-prevention compounds help protect your teeth in
much the same way by reducing the build up of dental plaque.
With such an excellent and widely available
health & beauty food, isn't it time you got your fair share
of cranberry pie, relish or chutney?
Research Findings On
The Health Benefit Of Cranberries
Scientific research is increasingly showing the many health
benefits of cranberries in relationship to chronic diseases
such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, viral infections and
many more. Other preliminary research shows that cranberries
may help in the following ways:
Drinking a glass of juice may increase HDL levels
(good cholesterol), while helping to reduce
cholesterol LDL (bad cholesterol)
According to another study, a further possible health benefit of
cranberries is that it may either slow the rapid growth of
tumors or halt the start of their growth
Other research studies have shown that compounds in cranberries
stop certain disease-causing bacteria from adhering to
the lining of the stomach, which can help to prevent ulcers
Cranberry extracts are said to have prevented breast cancer
cells from multiplying in a test tube. There is yet to be
conclusive evidence that this would work for women with
Last, but by no means least, a link has been established
between cranberries and anti-aging. Preliminary research
findings into cranberries' ability to protect brain cells
against free radical damage, has found that the fruit
can help protect against neurological damage and diseases;
loss of memory and co-ordination, often associated with
the aging process
In a study that looked into the health benefits of the most
commonly eaten fruit, cranberries were found to contain abundantly
more phenols than any of the other fruit studied. Phenols are
powerful antioxidants that are found in fruit and vegetables).
The Researchers believe that flavonoids (which are compounds of
phenol) and are found in foods such as red wine, dark chocolate
and cranberries, have a useful function in helping to reduce
Learn about another incredible berry - Miracle Fruit
"The doctor of the future will
give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of
human frame, and in the cause and prevention of disease"
(T A Edison )
The information on this site is purely of educational value
and is not intended to replace your seeking medical advice. You
must consult your doctor over all your health concerns.
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