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Cranberry Juice (Overview)

Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) has been used as both a food and a medicine for centuries. It is native to North America and was used by Native Americans to treat bladder and kidney diseases. Early settlers from England learned to use the berry both raw and cooked for many ailments, including appetite loss, stomach problems, blood disorders, and scurvy, caused by not getting enough vitamin C. Cranberry is best known for preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs), commonly caused by bacteria known as Escherichia coli (E. coli). At first, scientists thought cranberry worked by making urine acidic enough to kill the bacteria. Now, studies show that cranberry actually prevents bacteria from attaching to the walls of the urinary tract. Strong scientific studies support using cranberry, either in capsules or as juice, for preventing -- though not treating -- UTIs.


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Is cranberry juice good for you?

Is cranberry juice good for you?

Can be: Has lots of vitamin c - which is a good thing - the acidity can help reduce frequency of urinary tract infections - but lots of cranberry juices have lots of calories and sugar which can be very bad for you. So, moderation and avoiding the sweetened juices seems the best way to enjoy. ...Read more

Cranberry Juice (Overview)

Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) has been used as both a food and a medicine for centuries. It is native to North America and was used by Native Americans to treat bladder and kidney diseases. Early settlers from England learned to use the berry both raw and cooked for many ailments, including appetite loss, stomach problems, blood disorders, and scurvy, caused by not getting enough vitamin C. Cranberry is best known for preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs), commonly caused by bacteria known as Escherichia coli (E. coli). At first, scientists thought cranberry worked by making urine acidic enough to kill the bacteria. Now, studies show that cranberry actually prevents bacteria from attaching to the walls of the urinary tract. Strong scientific studies support using cranberry, either in capsules or as juice, for preventing -- though not treating -- UTIs.


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Why is cranberry juice good for you?

Why is cranberry juice good for you?

Yes: Cranberries contain proanthyocyanidins (PACs) which can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's. They also have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & anti-carcinogenic effects. Remember however that it is high in sugar. ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice healthy for the body?

Is cranberry juice healthy for the body?

Yes: Cranberries contain proanthyocyanidins (PACs) which can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's. They also have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & anti-carcinogenic effects. ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice bad for you? Please advise!

Is cranberry juice bad for you? Please advise!

Cranberry juice: Pure cranberry juice has many health benefits but is quite bitter and difficult to tolerate if not mixed with another juice. Unfortunately, most blended cranberry juice drinks on the market are very high in sugar, negating these benefits. Pure cranberry is sold in capsules at health food stores and are generally well tolerated. ...Read more

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What is a healthy amount of mg to consume in a cranberry tablet being substituted for cranberry juice? Thank you

What is a healthy amount of mg to consume in a cranberry tablet being substituted for cranberry juice? Thank you

See remark: The mg varies, you don't have to worry, take the tablets, they are as good as the juice ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice stain urine?

Can cranberry juice stain urine?

Potentially: Although cranberries don't typically stain urine, the pigments may do so. Smaller amounts can lead to light pink urine & darker pink with larger amounts.
http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/539121-do-cranberries-stain-your-urine/ ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice good for a u.T.I.?

Is cranberry juice good for a u.T.I.?

Possibly: Cranberry juice has a substance called tannins which make it harder for bacteria to attach to the bladder and cause infections. Cranberry can help some people reduce the risk of recurrent urinary tract infections. Drinking cranberry juice shouldn't hurt and may help. If your symptoms are not improving, should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice stain your urine?

Can cranberry juice stain your urine?

Potentially: Although cranberries don't typically stain urine, the pigments may do so. Smaller amounts can lead to light pink urine & darker pink with larger amounts.
http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/539121-do-cranberries-stain-your-urine/ ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice help you lose weight?

Can cranberry juice help you lose weight?

No: Cranberry juice is full of sugars. This would not be helpful for weight loss. ...Read more

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How come cranberry juice helps with utis?

Makes the urine acid: More acidic, less likely to get utis will not usually get rid of one once u have one, u need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can cranberry juice really cause diabetes?

I do not think so: I believe the high-fructose corn syrup use with cranberry juice give him that bad name. ...Read more

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Can pure cranberry juice have side effects?

Can pure cranberry juice have side effects?

Excessive use: Large amounts of cranberry juice can cause GI upset. Limit or avoid use with warfarin. ...Read more

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Does cranberry juice replenish electrolytes?

Cranberry juice: For a detailed description of the electrolytes found in cranberry juice (c), go to this link:

http://nutritiondata. Self. Com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/7678/2

there are better source of potassium other than c, orange juice for example. ...Read more

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Are there health benefits to cranberry juice?

Cranberry juice: Https://www. Organicfacts. Net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-cranberry-juice. Html

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What happenes if you drink too much concentrated cranberry juice?

GI upset: Large amounts of cranberry juice can cause GI upset. Limit or avoid use with warfarin. ...Read more

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Will cranberry juice help clear your system for a drug test in a couple days?

Will cranberry juice help clear your system for a drug test in a couple days?

No it will not: It may dilute the urine but drug testing labs check if urine has been diluted by checking for creatinine level in urine and if it is abnormally low they will know that you have diluted the urine. ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice a complex sugar and is it better to consume cranberry instead?

Cranberries: Research shows that whole cranberries are superior to extracts (liquid/dry) in regards to antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & anti-carcinogenic effects. ...Read more

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Does cranberry juice have any effect on people who take risperidol or medications?

Kidney function: There are no drug interactions between cranberry juice and Risperdal or other medications. One potential concern with cranberry juice is that it is often taken for urinary tract infections. Infection can reduce kidney function, and some medications require dosage adjustments when the kidneys aren't functioning as well. Keep this in mind when you talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Does cranberry juice and grapefruit juice contain any similar ingredients or chemicals?

Does cranberry juice and grapefruit juice contain any similar ingredients or chemicals?

Cran/grape juice?: Hello~ this is a gastronomic question and outside of my specialty to answer. I am sure Julia Childs or Martha Stewart would know. If in doubt try www. Google. Com
thanks ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice and grapefruit juice under the same category? If not, then what is the difference?

Notes on juices: Cranberry juice helps stop urinary infections by blocking bacterial adhesion to the bladder wall. It also helps yeast in the mouth: http://synapse. Koreamed. Org/DOIx. Php? Id=10.3349/ymj.2016.57.1.138
Grapefruit juice is most known for interfering with some drugs. Here is what the FDA says: http://www. Fda. Gov/downloads/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/UCM292839.pdf
You pharmacist should help. ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice good? I'm taking 3 glasses a day but will only keep taking it for maximum of 2 weeks!

Is cranberry juice good? I'm taking 3 glasses a day but will only keep taking it for maximum of 2 weeks!

Cranberry juice: Cranberries contain proanthyocyanidins (PACs) which can help to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI's) in women with recurrent UTI's. They are also reported to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory & anti-carcinogenic effects. Cranberries contain vitamins C, E & K, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid & 4.6 grams of dietary fiber per cup. Has lots of sugar -so don't drink too much. ...Read more

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Is cranberry juice a diuretic?

Only if 100% pure.: Cranberry juice is a natural diuretic, only if it is 100% cranberry juice, i.e. If you juice it yourself. The additives usually added, defeat the purpose. ...Read more

Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more