5 Cranberry Juice Benefits

5 Cranberry Juice Benefits

What are the health benefits of cranberry juice?

 

1. Fighting age-related damage

Some of the chemicals in cranberry juice are antioxidants or compounds that fight harmful free radicals. The presence of antioxidants means that cranberries and cranberry juice might help fight age-related damage to the body’s tissues.

 

2. Improving heart health

Cranberries are high in chemicals called polyphenols that may support heart health. A 2011 study of females with metabolic syndrome found that cranberry juice increased the antioxidants in the blood plasma.

 

3. Treating or preventing urinary tract infection (UTI)

The reduction of UTI incidence is thought to be due to the ability of antibacterial properties to reduce the colonization of Escherichia coli in the bladder. The bacteria, which is known better as E. coli, is the cause of most UTIs.

 

4. Supporting digestive health

There is growing evidence that the phytochemicals contained in cranberries play an important role in digestive health.

Evidence for the digestive health benefits of cranberry juice, in addition to other benefits, was reported in a study from 2018 in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture.

 

5. Preventing infections

A 2011 study found that cranberries inhibited the growth of seven bacterial microbes. The study did not assess whether cranberries or cranberry juice could prevent infection with these microbes in humans.

 

SOURCE: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322731.php