6 Benefits of Cranberries to Health: Teeth Protection, Cancer Buster and More
Nov 17, 2015 01:43 PM EST | By A. M.
At only 46 calories with 12 grams of carb and 2 grams of sugar a cup, the phytonutrient-rich cranberries have so much to offer to human health and well-being. To make the most of this wonder berry, consumption of fresh cranberries is best.
As an anti-inflammatory agent, cranberries may help in easing rheumatoid arthritis and problems in the digestive and cardiovascular systems. It also protects the vessel walls.
Anti-UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)
Cranberries are a well-known remedy for UTI. Because of their rich content of the antioxidant proanthocyanidins, cranberries prevent UTI-causing bacteria from lodging into the urinary tract walls.
Stomach-ulcer causing Helicobacter pylori may be prevented from lodging into the stomach lining by consumption of cranberries and cranberry juice.
The phytonutrient content of cranberries prevent decay-causing bacteria from being deposited onto the teeth's surface.
It also maintains gum health through its anti-inflammatory properties.
The ability of cranberries to protect the heart and the blood vessels stems from their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and their ability to regulate the good cholesterol (HDL) to bad cholesterol (LDL) ratio.
The UK National Heath Services (NHI) recommends a cholesterol level for healthy adults of 5mmol/L or less where the bad cholesterol (LDL) is 3mmol/L or less against a good cholesterol (HDL) level of 1 mmol/L or above.
Those at high risk are recommended to have a total cholesterol of 4mmol/L or less where the bad cholesterol (LDL) is 2mmol/L or less against a good cholesterol (HDL) level of 1 mmol/L or above.
Cranberry polyphenols help keep blood vessel walls plaque-free while antioxidant properties help lower blood pressure.
Cranberries have been found to slow down and prevent certain types of tumour growth in such organs as the prostate, lungs, breasts and colon.
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