Friday, January 11, 2008

Cranberries really do help avoid urinary tract infections

Do you get a lot of urinary tract infections (UTIs)? You may be interested in this article then: Cranberries Really Are a Miracle Cure for Women.

Sometimes it really is the simple things in life, isn’t it?

Most of us have tasted or seen cranberries, usually in juice or sauce, but what exactly are they? The berry, that grows on bushes, starts out as white and then eventually takes on the characteristic deep red color. They’re harvested in the fall and the vast majority (up to 95%) are used for juices, sauces and for drying.

It was originally the Native Americans who realized that cranberries played a role in health. Now, the benefits are more understood although there’s still research to be done. For example, we’ve known since the early 1900s that cranberries can help reduce the chances of developing a UTI. They work by flushing out the bacteria that cause the UTIs but, somehow, doesn’t flush out the necessary bacteria in the gut. The berries also contain vitamins and fiber, as well a the antioxidants, thought to help prevent the development of several disease.

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