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The Health Benefits of Cranberries

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:

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Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).

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9:10AM PDT on Nov 3, 2012

good to know

2:09AM PDT on Oct 10, 2012

Brenda T,there is nothing wrong with dried cranberries. Many health food stores sell them and they are not filled with parasites.

2:07AM PDT on Oct 10, 2012

Looks wonderful, cranberries are so beneficial in many ways.

11:32PM PDT on Sep 16, 2012

ok, cranberry juice seems nice idea

8:08AM PDT on Jul 14, 2012

Brenda, no. They are full of parasite eggs.

8:06AM PDT on Jul 14, 2012

Beware of the echinococcus! It's one of the most dangerous parasites!

8:02AM PDT on Jul 14, 2012

I love cranberries

8:29PM PDT on May 15, 2012

I suffer from chronic bladder infections and before I discovered Lady Soma's Cranberry Supplements, I was at the doctor's office about every 3 months. I have been taking the Lady Soma Cranberry every day for about 6 months now and I have not had to go back to the doctor.

7:18AM PDT on Mar 17, 2012

I'm allergic to raisins/grapes, so I use dried cranberries in their place and love them in salads.

Just be sure to buy organic ones!

7:15AM PDT on Mar 17, 2012

Are dried cranberries good?

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