The cranberry



The Cranberry is more than just a berry made into a sauce to accompany the turkey. It has been used for hundreds of years in healing as well as a tasty berry to eat. Cranberry juice has a reputation among women for helping relieve symptoms of urinary infections.

The Cranberry is more than just a berry made into a sauce to accompany the turkey. It has been used for hundreds of years in healing as well as a tasty berry to eat. Cranberry juice has a reputation among women for helping relieve symptoms of urinary infections. Scientific studies support this by showing cranberries contain active ingredients that prevent bacteria from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract, making it harder for an infection to take hold.

There are many ways of using Cranberries, it is really down to a matter of taste. Some of the more common ways of using cranberries are as a juice – make sure that the levels of sugar are not too high, some juices can contain as much as one third sugar content which is an unhealthy amount of sugar. Cranberry-concentrate capsules are a good way to take Cranberries if you wish to avoid the sugar of commercial juices or the tart unsweetened concentrates.

Blueberries are a close cousin of cranberries and have similar chemical properties when it comes to fighting urinary tract infections. Eating juicy blueberries as often as possible can be a pleasant alternative to help keep your urinary tract healthy.

To avoid getting a urinary tract infection, drink a couple of glasses of cranberry juice a day, especially if you’ve already had a urinary tract infection and want to prevent another one.

If you have symptoms of a urinary tract infection, see a doctor. It’s important that you treat a urinary tract infection right away to prevent it from turning into something more serious. While you are being treated by a doctor, you can also increase your intake of cranberry juice to, say, four glasses a day to give your treatment a boost. If you opt for cranberry-concentrate capsules (found in health food stores), follow package instructions; a typical dose is one capsule two to four times a day. Be sure to swallow each capsule with a glass of water.

Keep in mind that you cannot rely on Cranberry to cure a full-blown urinary tract infection. If you have a urinary tract infection, you’ll need to visit a doctor to prescribe antibiotics. Cranberry should be used together with a doctor’s treatment, not instead of it. Note also that people who have diabetes should avoid drinking large amounts of sweetened juice.

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