cranberries have numerous health benefits!
Cranberry Institute: Press Releases
Since 1984, many studies have confirmed that cranberries have numerous health benefits, the foremost being its “anti-adhesion” effect on certain bacteria. Cranberry juice cocktail contains proanthocyanidins, more commonly known as condensed tannins, which actually “disable” certain harmful bacteria that cause infection in the body, so the “bugs don’t stick.”
The first scientific findings on cranberry were related to urinary tract health. Most recently, emerging science suggests that cranberries may also be powerful protectors of our health in other areas of the body. Cranberries may inhibit certain bacteria in the stomach and oral cavity through the same anti-adhesion mechanism that promotes urinary tract health. While this research is still in the early stages, it is exciting to consider the cranberry’s importance as a promising therapeutic tool to help fight bacteria naturally.