Cranberries for Prostate Health
I remember speaking to my urologist and asking him if there was anything he would recommend as a
natural food for prostate health.
"Yes - Cranberries!"
I headed out to my local health store that afternoon and have been taking Cranberry Tablets ever since!
I did consider taking cranberry juice but it was so expensive here in Australia that for me, the tablets seemed like the best
Why Do Cranberries Help Your Prostate?
It is widely known that cranberries help prevent urinary tract infection. This
is accomplished by preventing bacteria from sticking to the lining of the urinary tract
Preliminary research shows that cranberries have the ability to decrease total cholesterol and LDL, or bad cholesterol, and increase blood
Cranberries are rich in flavonoids. These phytonutrients have been shown to inhibit certain types of cancer.
New research suggests compounds found in Cranberries may inhibit ulcer-causing bacteria from sticking to the
Polyphenolic compounds found in Cranberry may help to
protect against neurodegenerative diseases, and the memory and coordination losses often associated with aging.
Urinary Tract Infection
The Proanothcyanidins found in Cranberries can prevent urinary tract infections by inhibiting E. coli bacteria from attaching to the urinary
tract wall. The National Kidney Foundation recommends drinking at least one large glass of cranberry juice a day to help maintain urinary tract
Cranberry extracts have been found to have antitumor effects against a number of other
hormonally regulated human tumors like breast cancer.
In one study they tried dripping a few millionths of a gram of ground up cranberries on a number of human prostate
cancer cell lines in petri dishes. They found that the growth of even the chemotherapy resistant cancer cells was successfully
inhibited. [Journal of Nutrition 133(2003):3846S.]
So, if you are interested in getting and maintaining a healthy prostate, one of the things that you definitely should conside is taking
cranberries either as a tablet or in juice form every day.
Cranberries for Prostate Health - It Makes Sense!
Scientific research is revealing how healthful cranberries can be. Packed with nutrients like antioxidants and other natural compounds,
cranberries are a great choice for the health conscious consumer. Cranberries are available in a wide variety of forms including fresh fruit,
juice, sauce, and dried. Juices and sauce are available year-round at your grocery retailer. Fresh fruit is generally available from September to
December. Include more cranberries in your diet today and start eating healthier today.
Anti-cancer - In 1996 laboratory studies conducted byUniversity of Illinois scientists and published in Planta Medica
demonstrated the potential anticarcinogenic properties of cranberries. More recently researchers at the University of Western Ontario
demonstrated, using an animal model, that human breast cancer cells showed significantly lower incidence of tumor development when the
experimental group's diet was supplemented with cranberries. Although these results are very preliminary, compounds in cranberries may prove to
be a potent cancer fighter.