Cranberry juice: three benefits for your health
Cranberry is a much loved fruit and used in different recipes, but not everyone knows that these small red berries are very valuable for health. In fact, they are often useful for the treatment of a series of diseases thanks to important active ingredients whose therapeutic properties have also been confirmed by scientific research.
We are talking about natural antioxidant substances contained in large quantities in cranberry such as flavonoids and proanthocyanidins, as well as citric and malic acid.
But what are the three main benefits of the cranberry that these precious substances are able to bring to your health?
Against urinary tract infections and kidney disorders:
The cranberry plays an important disinfectant action on the urinary tract, preventing bacteria, in particular E. Coli, from adhering to the walls. This action is guaranteed by the high level of antioxidant proanthocyanidins (PACs) of the cranberry that mainly help prevent cystitis. In addition, citric acid and other nutrients contained in the cranberry perform a disinfectant action that also helps prevent kidney disorders, including kidney stones. Drinking cranberry juice daily therefore helps to combat these annoying diseases that can make life difficult.
Studies have shown that the use of cranberry increases the content of antioxidant molecules in the blood and decreases the oxidation of LDL (low density lipoprotein) and VLDL (very low density lipoprotein), involved in the genesis of arteriosclerotic plaques . Drinking cranberry juice helps you protect your cardiovascular health.
According to a scientific study at the University of Massachusetts, the cranberry has important properties against cancer, particularly the colon. In fact the numerous antioxidant compounds present in the American cranberry affect the tumor pathology through different mechanisms: stimulating programmed cell death, inhibiting cell proliferation and cell adhesion, decreasing inflammation and oxidative state of the cell and influencing the cycle and the cellular communication.
Only these three benefits are convincing to start consuming cranberry, don't you think? If you add benefits such as weight loss thanks to the increased activation of the metabolism, the strengthening of the immune system and the antioxidant properties that counteract aging of the skin, cranberry is a real superfood for your well-being.
But let's get to how it can be consumed. Cranberry can be eaten fresh as it is but it is not easy to find. So I recommend you consume it as a juice. For preventive or therapeutic purposes it is generally recommended to drink 2 or 3 glasses per day. However, it is essential to consume it 100% pure without added sugars and organic.
But be careful… .if you take anti-coagulant, anti-combination or diabetes medications, it is absolutely not recommended to associate cranberry in any form to avoid dangerous interactions.
In any case, it is always a good idea to ask your doctor if you take any type of medication before consuming cranberry juice.
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