Monday, 13 February 2012

Cranberries – The Magical Fruit

Cranberries are used to make many foods and drinks but they are much more than just a fruit.

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Cranberries contain flavonoids and polyphenolics, natural compounds that offer a wide range of health benefits. It is because of these compounds that cranberries have been used for hundreds of years to prevent and treat many health problems. Historically, the cranberry fruit and plant has been used to treat wounds, urinary disorders, diarrhea, diabetes, liver problems and more. More recently, cranberries are used as a preventative measure for urinary tract infections, stomach ulcers and dental plaque. This magical fruit has also been useful in maintaining healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels and preventing blockages in the major arteries leading to the heart.

You can get the benefits of cranberry by drinking the juice, diluting concentrate with water, taking capsules, or using a mixture. I personally take one capsule of UltraCran everyday. Each capsule contains 36 g of cranberries equals and 1 g of cranberry concentrate. You can find a variety of different doses at your drug store and determine what dose is best for you. Although I cannot say that I have experienced any cranberry miracles, I do find this supplement useful for preventing urinary tract infections. So one pill a day, or even every couple of days keeps my upper and lower urinary tract healthy.

So try it. But before you do, be sure to check out the potential side effects and cautions of overuse because anything in excess can be bad for you. 


  1. I was lead to believe the magical fruit was something else... I think theres a song about it...

    All kidding aside, good post. My cranberry intake is usually limited to cranberry sauce on my turkey. Might have to change that.

  2. Cranberries can be used in so many recipes. I often make my own sauce for chicken, pork or turkey from frozen cranberries. It is quite simple. Love cranberry juice and dried cranberries.