Cranberries are small red berries that taste bitter, but for such small berries, they sure come with a lot of benefits. By juicing them with a variety of fruits, the bitter taste is neutralized and they become easy to drink. You can blend them with pears, grapes, apples, pineapples and even blueberries to sweeten the taste.
Juicing cranberries has helped me a lot, as it offers a variety of health and immune system benefits. Some of these are discussed below:
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Cranberry juice is known to help cure and prevent various serious diseases in our body. The antioxidants found in the juice cleanse our immune system at a cellular level, strengthening the immune system to help us build resistance against various diseases and common infections, such as the cold and flu.
Cancer is caused by different toxins found in our body, but with the antioxidants found in cranberry juice, the toxins are completely washed out of our system. Hence, the juice helps reduce the risks of cancer.
Kidney stones are made of calcium and phosphate ions, and the acid found in the juice (quantic acid) helps prevent their formation, therefore reducing the chances of suffering from kidney stones.
If you want to lose weight, cranberry juice will do the trick. It contains high levels of nutrients, but it is low in calories. Moreover, the fibre and antioxidants in the berries clean our digestive tracts, thus improving our digestive systems and boosting our metabolism. This leads to weight loss.
The flavonoids help keep the arterial walls thin and flexible, reducing the formation of plaque on the walls. This prevents atherosclerosis from occurring, thus reducing the risk of stroke. Cranberry juice also helps reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels, thus avoiding any heart disease.
Drinking cranberry juices helps clear any skin infections, wounds and burns.
The nutrients found in the juices help the body to relax and reduces stress during tough situations. It times of depression, they help stabilize your moods.
Alongside a healthy diet and healthy lifestyle, the high levels of antioxidants found in cranberry juice help us live a long, healthy life by feeling young, looking younger and avoiding ageing diseases.
Urinary Tract Infections
Sugar is generally not added to cranberry juice, as sugar causes infections in the urinary tract. INstead, the juice is often blended with other fruits to sweeten the flavour and boost the nutrient content. Cranberry juice helps prevent harmful bacteria from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract. When bacteria can’t stick, it can’t reproduce, and it is expelled from the system.
Rheumatoid arthritis can be avoided by consuming cranberry juice, which has anti-inflammatory properties that help prevent inflammation.
Given that the juice has many health benefits,it’s also important to mention that it might have one side effect. For those who have kidney and bladder problems, the juice may worsen your condition. Therefore, it is important to consult with your doctor to see if it’s safe for you to drink.