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The Benefits of Cranberries
Cranberries do more than help prevent urinary tract infections. There is evidence that the anti-bacterial chemicals they contain can help prevent gum disease and tooth decay and their antioxidant action may help to raise levels of HDL, the good cholesterol that can help maintain healthy arteries.
Cranberries are rich in flavonoids. These phytonutrients have been shown to inhibit certain types of cancer.
Polyphenolic compounds found in cranberry may help to protect against neurodegenerative diseases, and the memory and coordination losses often associated with aging.
Cranberry juice is acidic and can weaken tooth enamel, so it is best to drink it with meals. Capsules or tablets are an effective alternative.
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