What You Need To Know About The Benefits of Cranberry Juice
- Summary: Cultivated cranberries come from bogs in cooler northern temperate regions of the globe. Most of the world’s production comes from the US, Canada, and Chile. Cranberries have long been used for drinks and cooking for centuries but also have a history of health benefits. According to Wikipedia, the Pilgrims used cranberries for scurvy as well as hoof diseases.
- Origin: Used for multiple health benefits in people and animals for centuries, the last few decades have focused on cranberry juice to reduce urinary tract infections (UTIs).
- Potential Health Benefits and Uses
- Glycemic Response
- Heart Health
- Side Effects & Interactions: Always consult with a licensed healthcare provider.
- Additional Information:
What You Might Want To Know
What Benefits Might I Get From Cranberry Juice?
Who says it has to taste bad to be good for you? Cranberry benefits also include the taste! We are happy to enjoy a cocktail with cranberry juice and gain health benefits like fighting off urinary tract infections and promote heart health.
Urinary Tract Infections
Any review of the literature for cranberry juice suggests it can prevent UTIs. There is less evidence that cranberry juice treat existing UTIs. The moral of the story remains… an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
Low-calories cranberry juice has been shown as a means to promote fruit intake among Type 2 diabetics. It also brings all the other benefits!
Too much “bad” cholesterol and not enough “good” cholesterol increases risk of heart disease. Not only does cranberry juice help sort that but it can help with other heart health risks like high blood pressure.
Additional Information & References
You are in charge of your health. Doing a little extra research will not only let you make better decisions but also empower YOU with knowledge. To help you learn more let HealthCare Too start you with some links:
Cranberry Juice Products
When you are ready, here are some products that may help you experience some of cranberry juice’s health benefits for your own health and household.
Cranberry Juice Products for Pets
And don’t forget that our non-human loved ones who might also enjoy the benefits.