1. Treats Urinary Tract Infections
Cranberry juice can help block urinary tract infections. It contains proanthocyanidins, which help to prevent E. coli bacteria from sticking to the walls of the uterus and bladder. One glass of juice a day is all you need to prevent and heal urinary tract infections. Cranberries contain citric acid and other nutrients that can prevent kidney stones, and other kidney and bladder problems.
2. Fights Cancers
Laboratory studies have shown that cranberry extracts can prevent breast cancer cells from multiplying. Other cancers that may be prevented by using cranberries are colon, prostate and lung.
3. Fights Heart Disease
Cranberries help to lower the bad cholesterol levels which can clog the arterial walls. They also help to prevent plaque from forming on the arterial walls, which can lead to atherosclerosis, (the hardening of the arteries). As a result, your chances of a stroke are reduced, and if you have suffered from a stroke, cranberries can help you to recover from it.
4. Promotes Weight Loss
Cranberries are high in antioxidants, which help to flush out your system. This in turn improves your metabolism and digestive system so that you can begin to lose weight quicker.
5. Anti-Aging Properties
The antioxidants contained in cranberries will help your body to get rid of all the free radicals which contribute to the aging process. They will not only help your skin to look young, but your internal organs will also be able to function longer without problems.
6. Strengthens the Immune System
The antioxidants work hard to flush out the harmful toxins which suppress the immune system. Once these are removed, your immune system will be strong so that you can ward off just about any sickness or disease.
7. Relieves Skin Conditions
Skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema can all be healed with the use of cranberries.
8. They taste so good and you can use them in so many different foods as well. Take a look at our recipes for cranberries and if you are a member of our Healthy Lifestyle Package you received some cranberry recipes for this week. If you are not a member go to www.CookingLessonsfromhome.com and sign up today!
For optimum health benefits consume fresh cranberries and make your own juice at home with a juicer, or opt for unsweetened, 100 percent pure cranberry juice.