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The Latest News About Cranberries
When speaking in general terms about the health benefits of cranberries, it is important to know that the most commonly consumed form of this food is juice processed from the berries and typically produced by adding generous amounts of sugar. This form of cranberry cannot provide you with cranberry's full phytonutrient benefits.
What's New and Beneficial About Cranberries?
For many years, researchers believed that the ability of cranberries and cranberry juice to help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs) was partly related to the strong acidity of the cranberries. Recent research has shown that it's not the acidity of the cranberries, but the unusual nature of their proanthocyanidins (PACs) that is related to prevention of UTIs. The special structure of these PACs acts as a barrier to bacteria that might otherwise latch on to the urinary tract lining.
What are Phytonutrients?
Seeing and smelling Berries in the grocery stores and fruit centers reminds us, that Summer is close!
Berries are amazing sources of vitamins, minerals, but also phytonutrients!
There is currently a lot of interest in the research of phytonutrients, which is getting more exciting every day. You all will be able to read the new information on the health benefits of plant chemicals in all media.
Phytonutrients in Berries
Many foods commonly consumed in the U.S. are valuable sources of antioxidants. But researchers have recently ranked the 50 best antioxidant sources among commonly eaten foods and found strawberries to be quite exceptional. When total antioxidant capacity was measured against a uniform amount of food (100 grams, or about 3.5 ounces), strawberries ranked 27th best among U.S. foods. When we hear the word "strawberry," we might think about a very commonplace fruit. But the antioxidant capacity of strawberry is anything but common!
Nutrients from the Food We Eat are “Food” for Our Cells
I was happy to share that we all have to keep in mind that our 30 trillion cells, that the adult body is comprised off, do get replaced at a rate of about 1 % daily. It is estimated that we create about 2.5 million red blood cells every second. It is at the cell level, that nutrient rich foods form the basis of good health. Nutrients from the food we eat are “food” for our cells!
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