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  1. mrf94

    mrf94 Registered User

    Dec 17, 2014
    20
    huddersfield
    11. Cranberries

    Cranberries prevent bacteria from forming in the bladder, prostate and kidneys. It also deodorizes urine. They contain mannose, which is what helps to keep the entire urinary track from getting and infection. They also can help prevent kidney stones. They are antiviral and antibiotic. Because they are so sour, they need to be combined with either water, or another fruit to be palatable. I like to add apple or grape juices to the mix.
     
  2. BR_ANA

    BR_ANA Registered User

    Jun 27, 2012
    1,084
    Brazil
    Very interesting.
    I wish I could find cranberries on Brazil.
     
  3. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,439
    There are also cranberry capsules available (but maybe not in Brazil BR_ANA :()
     
  4. jen54

    jen54 Registered User

    May 20, 2014
    235
    I was told this some years ago by my dr after suffering infections while pregnant- I get my mum raspberry and cranberry juice, that is really nice
     
  5. Katrine

    Katrine Registered User

    Jan 20, 2011
    2,850
    England
    Cranberry juice or tablets are effective, I agree. Avoid if you are on Warfarin as it will affect your INR.
     
  6. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,568
    Kent
    I`ve just started taking Cranberry tablets as a trial.
     
  7. Lawson58

    Lawson58 Registered User

    Are dried cranberries just as effective or must they be fresh? I have a great recipe for muffins using them in the same way as sultanas and they are qu.kite delicious.
     
  8. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,568
    Kent
    A Google search revealed dried cranberries contain a lot of sugar and so does cranberry juice, unless you specify unsweetened concentrate.

    So far, tablets seem the best bet.
     
  9. Dusty78

    Dusty78 Registered User

    Mar 30, 2014
    6
    West Midlands
    You can also get cranberry powder which has higher concentration of active ingredient. Use this for Mom and last urine test was negative. Thanks.
     

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