LIFESTYLE & COMMUNITY

8 Useful Properties Of Cranberries

Date December 1, 2017

People have been familiar with the healing properties of cranberries since time immemorial. These sour-bitter berries have even been called the "northern lemon". They contain 20% Vitamin C and are rich in cinchona and citric acid. Cranberries are a good vitamin complex, an indispensable food, and a cure for a variety of diseases.  Cranberries are rich in a number of useful substances and elements, such as calcium, manganese, iron, iodine, potassium, phosphorus, and many others. Some people even joke that it would be much easier to list the names of diseases that CANNOT be cured with the help of cranberries.

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Scroll down and read about 8 useful properties of cranberries.

1. Improve the digestion process

The regular use of cranberries is an effective way of preventing peptic ulcers. Fresh cranberry juice contains nutrients that help neutralize common bacteria such as Helicobacter pylori and E.Coli, which can trigger inflammation of the stomach, as well as of the small and large intestines. In addition, cranberries increase appetite and stimulate the production of gastric juices. These little berries are rich in pectins, normalize the microflora, and protect the mucous membrane of the gastrointestinal tract.

2. Strengthen the cardiovascular system

Studies have shown that fresh cranberries and cranberry juice contribute to lowering cholesterol and preventing the formation of blood clots in blood vessels. Cranberries are rich in ursolic and oleanolic acids, expand the coronary vessels of the heart, and feed the heart muscle.

3. Strengthen the genitourinary system

Cranberries protect the genitourinary system from infections, and prevent the reproduction of bacterial cells, as well as the formation of stones in the bladder. These berries have a diuretic and bactericidal effect that can be very useful in cases of pyelonephritis and inflammation of the genitourinary system.

4. Have an anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial effect

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Cranberry juice perfectly fights inflammation of the gums, and is effectively used in treating periodontal disease. Cranberries are rich in antioxidants and help to cleanse the body of pathogens, slags and heavy metal salts. Cranberry juice prevents the formation of glaucoma and adversely affects the causative agents of staphylococcus and cholera.

5. Are effective for colds

It is recommended to use cranberries for the prevention and treatment of sore throats, coughs, colds, and acute respiratory infections. These berries contribute to a rapid decrease in temperature and help to activate the body's defenses in the fight against microbes and infections.

6. Have a healing effect

Cranberry juice is known for its bactericidal and disinfecting properties. It effectively fights ulcers of the oral cavity, perfectly cleans wounds and burns, as well as helps to speed up their healing process. Cranberry juice is often prescribed to postoperative patients to improve the healing of sutures.

7. Improve skin condition

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The useful properties of cranberries are widely known in cosmetology. These berries prevent the appearance of acne, reduce oily shine, contribute to narrowing the pores, as well as effectively fight against age spots and freckles. In addition, cranberries help get rid of burrs and abscesses.

8. Strengthen immunity

Fresh cranberries, as well as cranberry juice and jam, are especially useful in the fall-winter period. They are an excellent means of improving immunity and preventing avitaminosis. The composition of cranberries provides the body with all the necessary vitamins, minerals and other substances that are necessary for the proper functioning of certain organs and systems.

As you can see, these little berries have so many useful properties that make them an indispensable component of the diet, especially in cold seasons when the body is most vulnerable to various bacteria and infections.


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