The benefits of cranberries
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Sherry Demeterca: According to a new Ipsos Reid survey over 50% of Canadian women have suffered from a Urinary Tract Infection or UTI. The National Kidney Foundation of Canada reports that these UTI account for five hundred thousand doctor visits annually. But improving Urinary Tract health can be as simple as increase in you intake of Cranberries. Louis Ferguson is a registered dietitian Louis Ferguson: Cranberries contain powerful antioxidants called Proanthocyanidins or condensed tenants and they help prevent certain bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract and when bacteria can stick bacteria can not cause infection. A recent study Rockers University suggests that women can help maintain a healthy urinary tract by drinking one glass Cranberry Cocktail twice a day. The anti antigen benefits on drinking a glass of Cranberry Cocktail starts with in two hours and can last up to ten hours. Sherry Demeterca: In order to provide the nutrient and refreshment needs of the entire family Cranberry is now available in a variety of different options. Louis Ferguson: Cranberries are packed with Vitamin C to help protect your immune system in fact one cup of 100% juice blends provides the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C with no added sugar no preservatives and it is an easy way to two servings of fruit. Look for the health check symbol on the label it is the Heart and Stroke Foundations Program based on Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating, it helps you identify wise food choices. For people looking to cut calories there are low calory Cranberry Cocktails with less sugar and carbs perfect for people who want to loose the calories and not the taste. Sherry Demeterca: There are a variety of ways to get Cranberry Health Benefits from different products. Louis Ferguson: Toss some tiny sweet and dried Cranberries in to yogurt, cereal, muffins and salads. Just one third cup has the same health benefits as one cup of Cranberry Cocktail. Add extra flavor to grilled salmon, chicken and pork with Cranberry sauce it is easy it is fun and it tastes great. Sherry Demeterca: To learn more about the health benefits of Cranberries visit www.oceanspray.ca or call 1-800-662-3263 Sherry Demeterca reporting.