Flavonoids Cranberries contain different types of flavonoids, powerful antioxidants that 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 coloring), 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 apple, strawberry, grapefruit, red grape and peach. In addition, it is recognized as the fruit contains the amount 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 urinary tract infections. In addition, consuming cranberries for a year slowed down the consequences of urinary tract infections.
The process of this preventive consequence is nevertheless known to be the flavonoids of cranberries more particularly the proanthocyanins which oppose the adhesion of bacteria causing infections to the walls of the urinary tract.
Cardiovascular diseases. In general, the cardioprotective effect of cranberries, are the flavonoids that lower the risk of atherosclerosis (Thickening of the inner wall of the arteries.) Research proves to an obvious way, that flavonoids oppose the oxidation of LDL (bad cholesterol), and also improve the ability to expand and contract, of the walls of blood vessels. A crucial aspect to prevent coronary heart disease.
Cranberries, and dental care.
Dr. Grenier studies show the disposition of the proanthocyanidins that make up cranberries to prevent bacteria from sticking together to form a protective film. This protective film acts as a protective layer under which the organisms responsible for decay, such as gingivitis, abound. While the anti-stick effect of cranberries on oral bacteria is new, it has been extensively studied for its beneficial role in preventing urinary tract infections.
Cranberries, kidney stones: Research has shown the effectiveness of cranberries in the fight against kidney stones, a problem also known as kidney stones.
The effect of cranberry in acidifying the urine helps eliminate certain types of kidney stones such as apatites, brushites or struvites.
• 4 to 6 capsules per day before meals with a glass of water just before meals or two hours after eating. It is also important to drink plenty of water, especially if you are taking capsules or tablets.
• It is important to drink plenty of water when taking capsules or tablets made from dehydrated cranberry juice.
• Diabetics should give preference to cranberry extract tablets, as cranberry cocktails contain either sugar or fructose.