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CRANBERRY

Cranberry has been used as an herbal remedy for centuries and is considered to be one of the best herbs for preventing and treating urinary tract infections (UTI).  It helps relieve water retention and prevents bladder infections and is also an excellent lymphatic cleanser.

Cranberries contain antioxidant substances called proanthocyanidins, which are members of the chemical family known as anthocyanosides. Proanthocyanidins are antioxidant compounds that prevent urinary tract infections by keeping bacteria from attaching to cells in the bladder. Cranberry juice helps reduce urine odor and may be beneficial to those with UTI or other sources of incontinence, as well as those with bladder catheterization.

Like other antioxidants, proanthocyanidins help prevent diseases linked to free radical damage, such as heart disease, strokes, cancer, and macular degeneration.

CAUTION: People with diabetes or glucose intolerance should drink only sugar-free cranberry juice.



 


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