Fighting Infections with Cranberries
Going natural is good
Cranberries are one of my favorites, these berries are used in so many desserts, and other products such as yogurts, drinks, vitamins, candies, gums and so on. But why I love cranberries also is that you can use these berries to help fight infections.
The use of cranberry juice has been used by many for a long time to help the body fight infections, now to some this juice may have somewhat of a sour taste but it really works. My wife doesn’t like the taste, she says it is sour and avoids drinking it because of this.
On the other hand, both my son and I love it, in fact, at the time I am writing this we have been giving him cranberry to fight the infection that he has.
You get the best of both worlds when you use this juice to bring healing naturally, first you will be getting the vitamins from this juice and secondly you will be getting rid of the infection. Now there are cranberry cocktail, cranberry juice, and cranberry drink.
While cranberry cocktail and cranberry drink may have some nutrients, cranberry juice has the greater advantage because it is all natural. Drinking cranberry juice has also been known in helping to fight the common cold.
What causes urinary tract infections?
Studies have shown that urinary tract infection is caused when bacteria enter the urinary tract, when this happens the bacteria begin to multiply.
According to medical studies, the active ingredients that are found in Cranberry juice has been found to have an adverse effect on the bacteria that causes this infection.
Signs or symptoms include:
1.Burning when urinating.
3.Pressure in the lower back.
4.Urge to urinate.
5. Urine having a foul smell.
6. Urine may appear to be cloudy and red.
9. Feeling tired.
Seek medical attention right away if you have any of these symptoms.
You will be asked to perform a urine test and if it is urinary tract infection you may be given antibiotics.
Here are some natural ways to aid in the fight of this infection
A. Drink plenty of water, because water helps to flush the system.
B. Drink Cranberry juice like we discuss already.
C. Decrease your intake of sweets until infection is gone, because the bacteria that causes the infection survives on sugar.
D. Stay away from spicy foods.
E. Stay away from nicotine.
F. Alcohol is a no-no.
G. Caffeine is also a no- no. No Coffee, no sodas or teas that contain caffeine.
H. Try drinking herbal teas.
I. And for the ladies, I know this is a bit personal but I must say it when you wipe, wipe yourself clean from front to back.
J. Change your diet and add more healthy foods to your food list
Other Benefits of cranberry
1. Aids in weight loss.
2. Helps to prevent kidney stones.
3. Helps prevents cancer.
4. Helps with lung inflammation.
5. Helps to fight the common cold.
6. Prevents tooth decay.
10. Helps to promote heart health.
11. Promotes immune health.
12. Promotes hair and skin health.
There is more that can be said on this topic, but by eating right along with drinking plenty of water and practicing good hygiene can go a long way in helping to avoid getting this infection.