Cranberries prevent urinary bladder infection
(translated from the Sing Tao Weekly No. 656)
Though slightly sour, cranberry is rich in the vitamins A, C and E. Pigments of its flowers in early stage (tannins), phosphorus, catechin (catechuic element), etc. have good antioxidant, antibacterial and purifying effects on human being. In recent years, research found cranberries rich in antioxidant polyphenols, hence can be used to enhance the immune system to prevent urinary tract infections.
Long time ago, native Americans knew cranberries are effective in curing urinary diseases. Drinking cranberry juice can provide protective natural antibiotics without getting the abused effects on the body.
Cranberries are known to be the best weapon against bladder inflammation and urinary tract infection. Experts suggest drinking a glass of cranberry juice everyday can reduce urinary tract infection and the risk of having vaginal bacterial infection. Drinking cranberry juice supplemental to taking antibiotics will rapidly improve the clinical results on urinary tract infection.
Data also showed that cranberry can be effective in inhibition of H. pylori which can cause stomach ulcer and gastric cancer. It is also a strong anti-oxidation, playing an important role in lowering the risk of artery hardening and in prevention of cardiovascular disease. Some even say that cranberry juice is of great help to people with allergy.
Recipe of Emily’s Garlic favor cranberry sauce: A bag of fresh cranberries, 2 chopped garlic, a cup of fresh orange juice, 1 cinnamon stick, 1 teaspoon maple syrup, 2 teaspoons milk, small amount of salt and pepper. Cook cranberries, cinnamon stick, orange juice in a pot until cranberry skin breaks open and the mixture turns sticky. Add maple syrup, milk and garlic. Cook 2 more minutes with the pot covered. Finally add add salt and pepper. Eat cold or hot at your preference.