MED+ Urgent Care Blog

Eat More Cranberries!
Sat, Mar 18, 2017

The tart cranberry, which is an excellent source of vitamin C and other antioxidants, can protect your body by keeping a large number of ailments at bay. Luckily for us, a rich source of polyphenols and proanthocyanidins is only a glass of cranberry juice away.

Among the commonly consumed fruits in our diets, cranberries boast some of the highest levels of polyphenols — more than apples, blueberries, grapes or cherries.

Sometimes the most potent health power derives from the littlest berries. The cranberry, whose vines can live to be 150 years old, has been found to contain natural substances that may increase our longevity by working against diabetes and heart disease.

Urinary tract infections can be very painful and debilitating. They can leave you running to the bathroom all day, with a feeling of urgency to urinate, and then a painful, burning sensation when you finally do. Fortunately, there are several natural alternatives you can take to help ward off an infection if you feel one coming on.

The wonderful benefits of the cranberry have now been found to apply to the prostate. Turns out that a wealth of beneficial phytochemicals found in cranberries (and cranberry supplements) may help control the size of the prostate and be a useful adjunct therapy during treatment for a wide range of prostate difficulties.

Cranberry juice has steadily gained a reputation for improving health and as a particularly helpful food for protecting the bladder and urinary tract. And now studies are indicating that antioxidants in cranberry juice also effectively support the cardiovascular system and lower blood pressure.