Further health explanation of what cranberries do:
Cranberries contains natural chemicals that act as antibacterial agents and preventing E. Coli which is the bacteria largely responsible for urinary tract infections, from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract.
The chemicals in cranberry juice flush the E. Coli from the body during urination thus it is not able to cause an infection.
Cranberries contain quinic acid which prevents calcium and specific phosphate chemicals from binding together. These two binding together is what forms kidney stones thus preventing kidney stones.
Sugar and cranberries:
1 cup of fresh cranberries contains about 50 calories.
1 cup of cranberry sauce with sugar contains over 400 calories.
Recipes With Cranberries: