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Properties of Cranberry

Flavonoids Cranberries contain different types of flavonoids, powerful antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals in the body and, thus, prevent the onset of cardiovascular diseases, and various diseases related to aging . The three main classes of flavonoids in cranberries are anthocyanins (responsible for the red color), flavonols and proanthocyanins.

The antioxidant content of cranberries is unanimous among the scientific community. The content of its powerful, antioxidant action puts it first among more than twenty fruits recognized as antioxidants, such as apples, strawberries, grapefruit, red grapes and peaches. In addition, it is recognized as the fruit containing the quantity of phenolic compounds (including flavonoids).

Infections of the urinary system.

Clinical studies have estimated and evaluated cranberry on the prevention of infections of the urinary system. It appears that the consumption of cranberries has been strongly demonstrated against the risk of urinary tract infections.

The process is nevertheless known. It is the flavonoids in cranberries, particularly the proanthocyanins, which oppose the adhesion of bacteria causing infections to the walls of the urinary tract.

Cardiovascular risks.

In general, the cardioprotective effect of cranberries are the flavonoids that will reduce the coronary risk. (Thickening of the inner wall of the arteries.) Research clearly shows that flavonoids oppose the oxidation of LDL (bad cholesterol), and also improve the ability to expand and contract, walls of blood vessels.

Cranberries, kidney stones:

Research has shown cranberries to be effective in limiting kidney stones, a problem also known as kidney stones.