Discovering Cranberry Benefits

Discovering Cranberry

Not again.  That burning sensation when she had to pee.  Not to even mention the insane number of times she had to do it.  The urine was cloudy and smelled funky too.  And of course it was always in the middle of the night.  Not to worry.  Keep calm and cranberry on as you discover amazing cranberry benefits to nip that urinary tract infection in the bud.

If urinary tract infections are not one of the most common painful maladies out there, then I am not sure what is.  The overwhelming urge to permanently move into the bathroom is strong.  I mean, there is nothing else to do, right?  Untreated urinary tract infections may travel from the bladder to the kidneys.  Thus, damage caused may be permanent loss of kidney function.  But let’s just skip all that and see how cranberries can help.

Cranberry Benefits

  • Prevent stomach ulcers 
  • Decrease inflammation
  • Battle cancer
  • Treat urinary tract infection
  • Boost immune system
  • Lower blood pressure

As Thanksgiving approaches, cranberries start appearing.  They are a large festive part of holiday dinners.  From dried cranberries in casseroles and stuffings, cranberry drinks, and cranberry sauce.  It is thought the Native American Indians gave us this tradition.  They used the amazing cranberry for food and medicine, as well as dye for their clothing and blankets.  For their incredible use of the acorn, see this post.

My Final Thoughts…

One thing I love about the magical cranberry is you can eat it raw. You can pop it in your mouth for a quick snack, and think of how healthy it is!  Of all the extra calories, sugar, and germs that go along with the holidays, this is health in a nutshell!  Not to mention festive!

In this season of plenty of candy, starting with Halloween, going to Christmas, and concluding with Valentine’s Day, coupled with the cold weather, having something to boost that immune system is not a bad idea.  So grab some fresh ones, with plenty to freeze for the off season.  I know what I am going to be stocking my freezer with! Don’t forget to keep on and cranberry on!

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Let’s Talk…

What incredible benefits of cranberries have you discovered? Let me know in the comments.

This post was shared over at Nourishing Joy, The Modest Mom, Strangers and Pilgrims, Darling Down’s Diaries, Tumbleweed Contessa,  Life of Faith,  Mom’s the Word,  Squishable Baby,  Epic Mommy Adventures,  April J. Harris,  Urban Naturale,  God’s Growing Garden,  Jann Olson, Saving 4 Six, Raising Homemakers, Katherine’s Corner, Classical Homemaking, Floyd Family Homestead, RCH Reviews,  Across the BlvdMeasuring FlowerSmall Town Homestead, and Born Again Farm Girl.

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  1. Jann Olson says:

    I did know this. I never really get urinary tract infection. Maybe it’s because I love cranberries. 🙂 Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  2. Nancy Andres says:

    Interesting and informative. Saw you on the Healthy, Happy, Green, and Natural Party Blog Hop. Congratualtions for being featured. I’ll pin it! Please check out my posts if you can: “Want to Feel Stable and Grounded? Use Brown” and “Easy Strategies to Draw Gratitude into Your Life.” Be well. Nancy Andres

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