Cranberries are native to north america. In the earlier times it was used as natural dye for clothes, blankets etc. Cranberry was also used for its medicinal value. It has a tangy taste with full of health benefits having high amount of antioxidants and the best liver cleanser.
HELPS TO PREVENT UTI ( URINARY TRACT INFECTION ) :
UTI is an infection in the urinary system of the body which is caused due to bacterial growth. Cranberry contains proanthocyanidins which stops the bacteria from sticking to the walls of bladder.
BOOST IMMUNITY :
Cranberries are high in vitamin c and vitamin c is well known for boosting immune system. Good amount of vitamin c in it helps in the production of collagen in your body which helps in healthy functioning of tissues in the body.
HELPS TO PREVENT TOOTH DECAY :
Cranberry juice contains a chemical which makes a coating on the surface of teeth and prevents cavity causing bacteria from sticking to teeth.
HELPS IN PREVENTING SCURVY :
Scurvy is a disease which is caused due to deficiency of vitamin c in the body which can cause tender gums, loss of teeth, nausea, fever etc. Cranberry has high content of vitamin c which helps to prtevent scurvy.
HELPS IN HEART HEALTH :
Phytonutrients, phenolic acid are found in cranberries. Drinking two cups of cranberry juice a day increases the level of good cholestrol and lowers bad cholestrol also increases the level of antioxidants in the blood which reduces the risk of heart diseases.
HELPS IN PREVENTING CANCER :
Cranberry is a good source of antioxidants, epicatechins and ursolic acid is also found in cranberry which helps to fight with cancer and reduces the cancer cell growth. It can prevent prostate cancer, lung cancer and colonh cancer.
PROTECTS LIVER :
Cranberries are the best liver cleanser. Liver is the most responsible organ for flushing toxins out of the body. Plant chemicals found in cranberries helps the liver in the process of detoxifying environmental chemicals and other toxins out of the body.
SKIN CARE :
Vitamin A and vitamin C found in cranberry helps in boosting collagen production and acid found in cranberry act as an natural exfoliant. it also helps in fighting with free radicals which causes fine lines and wrinkles. It makes your skin bright, glowing and also helps in preventing acne.
DIY CRANBERRY FACE MASK :
- Take 8-10 cranberry
- make a puree of fresh cranberry
- keep this puree in fridge for 30 minutes
- apply this paste on your face
- wash your face with water.
IMPROVES EYE HEALTH :
Bio flavonoids found in cranberry helps to protect your eyes from environmental pollution and also helps to keep your vision good.
CONTAINS ANTI AGING PROPERTIES :
Cranberry juice helps to slow down the process of aging by fighting and destroying free radicals which are responsible for wrinkles, fine lines. It boosts healthy skin cells.
SIDE EFFECTS OF HIGH INTAKE OF CRANBERRY :
- Drinking too much cranberry juice can upset stomach
- Increases the risk of kidney stones
- Can cause sore throat
- May react with drugs like warfin ( blood thinner )
HOW MUCH TO EAT IN A DAY :
7-8 Cranberries can be eaten a day.