Women's Health News

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Cranberrirs contain proanthocyanidins (PACs) that can prevent the adhesion of certain bacteria, including E. coli, associated with urinary tract infections to the urinary tract well. The anti-adhesion properties of cranberry may also inhibit the bacteria associated with gum disease and stomach ulcers. Cranberries contain significant amount of antioxidants and other phytonutrients that help protect against heart disease, cancer and other disease. Antioxidants are compounds that are naturally manufactured by the body and/or are ingested, primarily as components of fruits and vegetables, which have the ability to stabilize free radicals by donating an election, and at the same time, do not become free radicals themselves. Under conditions of stress the human body’s ability to produce antioxidants can become severely impaired. Cranberries can serve as a good source of supplement antioxidants.

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