Health Benefits of Cranberry
Cranberry is a renowned food. It is widely consumed as juice and sauce. It is also used for stuffing, many oven dishes and desserts. People also use these berries as a staple on thanksgiving dinners.
Cranberries are widely found in North America. Around 57,500 acres of land yields cranberries in USA, Canada and Chile. Cranberries are rich in nutrients and they are also a good at detoxifying body as they possess antioxidant properties.
All nutritionists recommend diets which are based on more fruits & vegetables. History shows cranberries have been using as a treatment for Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs). Cranberrries are vital food in traditional treatment for UTI.
Places where cranberries are not in abundance, its extract can be used as alternative of fresh cranberries, which has same amount of ingredients. Even some studies show that cranberry extract is more effective in UTI treatment unlike cranberry juice. Its because cranberry extract is more concentrated which prevents bacterial adhesion.
Apart from treating UTI, cranberry extract also helps in cardiovascular diseases (CVD), reducing body mass index (BMI) and obesity. Cranberry also regulates blood sugar when used as a food supplement on daily basis.
Cranberries or compounds in them are found to be effective against cancerous cells in test tubes. It reduces cancer cells, slows down cancer cells and reduce inflammation.
Cranberries are rich in vitamin B-1, B-2, B-3 & B-6. They are also a good source of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is known as a super antioxidant. High fiber in cranberries reduces risk of stroke, heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity and many stomachs related conditions. It also improves insulin sensitivity.
Cranberry extract is available as a food supplement in market now a days. Nutrifactor as a leading nutraceutical company sources best quality cranberry extract and manufactures Cranflo. Cranflo is high in efficacy and most recommended in treating UTI naturally.