It's important to point out that this amazing list of anti-cancer properties in cranberry is not sufficient to establish cranberry as a food to be used in the treatment of cancer. However, it is a list that appears consistent with other studies of cranberry and cancer showing dietary intake of this food to help prevent cancer occurrence. These cancer-preventive benefits of cranberry are especially likely in the case of Colon , Breast , Lung and Prostate Cancer.
2 - Cardiovascular Benefits :
Anti-inflammatory benefits of cranberry appear to be critical components in the cardiovascular protection offered by this amazing fruit and The Antioxidant components of cranberries also appear to play a key role in cranberry's cardiovascular benefits. İt has been clearly associated with decreased risk of High Blood Pressure .
A final area of cardiovascular support provided by cranberry is its ability to help us lower our LDL-cholesterol and total cholesterol, while simultaneously helping us increase our level of HDL-cholesterol
3 -Protection against Urinary Tract Infection :
Cranberry has been used to help prevent and treat urinary tract infections ( UTI ) The discovery that cranberries prevent UTIs by blocking adhesion of bacteria to the urinary tract lining is a discovery that has allowed research on cranberry to expand out in other important directions.
4 - Immune Support :
the immune support benefits of cranberry are exciting. intake of cranberry extracts has shown the ability to improve multiple aspects of immune function, and to lower the frequency of Cold and Flu symptoms in the subjects.
5 -Digestive Tract Benefits :
Recent research has also shown that cranberry may be able to help optimize the balance of bacteria in our digestive tract. When you add up the health-related benefits of cranberry for our mouth and gums (decreased risk of periodontal disease), stomach (decreased risk of stomach ulcer) " Digestive Benefits section below, we will describe how prevention of Stomach Ulcer is one very intriguing new direction in the cranberry research, based on this exact same principle of blocking bacterial adhesion to the lining of an organ system" and colon (decreased risk of colon cancer)
6 - Kidney Stones : In time, cranberry juices will be recognized as an effective substance in dissolving kidney stones.
Medical experts recommend that kidney stone sufferers particularly women drink 2 glasses a day to help dissolve kidney stones.
In all its potentials as a highly effective substance for the treatment of kidney stones, drinking plenty of water and inter-changing the therapy with cranberry juice will supply the kidney with enough acidity and solubility to breakdown kidney stones and later flush the kidney wastes out of a person’s body.
7 - Antioxidant Protection :
Although previously mentioned in this Health Benefits section, the antioxidants found in cranberry are especially important contributors to its potential for health support. From a research perspective, there are two especially important points to consider when thinking about the antioxidant benefits of cranberries. First is the amazing array of antioxidants that are found exclusively in whole cranberries. Cranberry's special combination of phenolic antioxidants, proanthocyanidin antioxidants, anthocyanin antioxidants, flavonoid antioxidants, and triterpenoid antioxidants is without a doubt unique. Also unique is the particular combination of three antioxidant nutrients—resveratrol, piceatannol, and pterostilbene—found in cranberry.Second are the research findings regarding the synergy between these nutrients. The phytonutrients in cranberry provide maximal antioxidant benefits only when consumed in combination with each other, and also only when consumed alongside of conventional antioxidant nutrients present in cranberry like Manganese and vitamin C. When cranberry processing disrupts this antioxidant combination, health benefits from cranberry are decreased.
8 - Anti-Inflammatory Benefits :
For the cardiovascular system and for many parts of the digestive tract (including the mouth and gums, stomach, and colon) cranberry has been shown to provide important anti-inflammatory benefits.
It's the phytonutrients in cranberry that are especially effective in lowering our risk of unwanted inflammation, and virtually all of the Phytonutrient categories represented in cranberry are now known to play a role.Dietary consumption of cranberry has also been shown to reduce the Rrisk of chronic, unwanted inflammation in the stomach, large intestine (colon) and cardiovascular system (especially blood vessel linings)