The Berry That Builds The Body and Can Lower Inflammation
Cranberries are small, red berries, and mainly grow in the cooler regions of the world such as Canada, the United States and Europe. They have a tart taste to them, but they are loaded with antioxidants and many essential nutrients. There are many health benefits of cranberries, and you can make them a part of your daily diet by eating the whole berry, drinking the juice, or taking a supplement. Here are some powerful discovered health benefits of cranberries.
Much research has been done on the powerful ways that cranberries add to an anti-inflammatory diet and can improve vitality and overall health. Below are some new discoveries that will enlighten you to possibly add cranberries to your normal diet.
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.
Laboratory studies have shown that cranberry extracts can prevent breast cancer cells from multiplying. Other studies showed that cranberries helped to inhibit the development of cancerous cells in lab animals. Other cancers that may be prevented by using cranberries are colon, prostate and lung. Cranberries are very good for the heart in several different ways. They 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. Cranberries contain citric acid and other nutrients that can prevent kidney stones, and other kidney and bladder problems.
Consuming cranberries on a regular basis can help you to avoid dental problems such as gingivitis, um disease, cavities and plaque build-up. 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.
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. Cranberries can also help to lift your moods by relieving stress, anxiety and depression. Studies show that they are good for the brain and can help to improve your memory.
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. Skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema can all be healed with the use of cranberries.
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.
In addition to these great healing properties of cranberries, focus more on eating the berries than the juice. The berries contain the additional fiber and nutrients that will increase overall absorption and greater benefits.
Known as America’s Health Coach, Dr. Asa Andrew is a national best-selling author of Empowering Your Health and host of the #1 Health Talk Radio Show in North America. In addition to his hit television series, he is a regular contributor to NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, and FOX and regarded as a healthcare leader in the field of lifestyle medicine.
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