Cranberry Juice Supports Urinary Tract Health and More
Whether or not cranberry juice can prevent urinary tract infections is up for debate. While it is clear that this juice can prevent urinary tract infections in those who are prone to getting these types of infections, the benefits for others is still not clear. What is more, it is not known exactly how much cranberry juice one would need to drink in order to prevent infection. Even so, cranberry juice is a popular home remedy for individuals with a UTI and may swear by its efficacy.
However, what is known for sure is that cranberry juice has much to offer. It is rich in antioxidants, vitamins C, B-6, E and K, salicylic acid, calcium, magnesium, iron, riboflavin, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, zinc and thiamin. This juice has been credited with reducing the risk of heart disease and inhibiting the growth of cancerous tumors. It i also known to reduce the risk of contracting diabetes and preventing gum disease.
Cranberry juice is particularly ideal for those who want to lose weight. It contains only 45 calories per cup and is also rich in organic acids that emulsify the fat deposits in the body.
The popular juice can be consumed on its own or mixed with other fruit juices. Alternatively, one may opt to eat cranberries as a healthy snack or add them to sweet or savory dishes. While this juice may not be able to take the place of conventional medicine when it comes to preventing or treating a urinary tract infection, it is undoubtedly good for dietary as well as overall health. If you like cranberries and they do not interact negatively with any prescription or over the counter medications that you are taking, then enjoy drinking cranberry juice as often as you please.
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