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The name cranberry received from the Greek word, which in Russian means "sour grapes." Americans consider it a holiday, so it is a mandatory attribute for Thanksgiving. Bright red color and sour taste - are not the only advantages of cranberries. In it, scientists have found a lot of vitamins, which act as antioxidants in the body. And the healing properties of nature do not cheated this berry. Many people probably remember as a child my mother gave to drink cranberry juice, which miraculously to do something with temperature and with time and illness take their positions. All this is not in vain! What is hidden under the skin of red berries Residents of Ancient Rome knew cranberries as beads carrying the energy of life.
And indeed it is! It is not just an ordinary food, and drug and vitamin complex. If figuring out what does is the cranberry, benefit and harm that has long proven that you can get here the following result: trace elements (potassium, tin, phosphorus, iodine, calcium, chromium, iron, copper, molybdenum, zinc, nickel, boron, silver and others); a variety of vitamins including B9, B6, B5, B2, B1, PP, K1, E; 20-28 mg of vitamin C; 4.7% sugar (sucrose it, and glucose, and fructose) that are well absorbed by the body, unlike the harmful crystalline sugar; 0.7% pectin, which is needed to neutralize the heavy metals in the human body; 3.5% organic acids including oxalic, citric, malic, quinic, glycolic acid and benzoic. Thanks to the latter, cranberries can be stored in boiled water from six months to nine months. How to use the beneficial properties of cranberry cranberry cranberry juice makes a delicious, benefit and harm is also studied by scientists. This original drink with a pronounced taste of use for the treatment of diseases:
Urinary tract infections. Due mineral substances which are present in the beverage slower bacteria attached to the walls of the bladder to prevent disease progression. Gastric ulcer. Betaine, which is contained in the juice, kills bacteria that destroy the gastric mucosa. Infections caused by viruses. Cranberry juice is capable to bring down the temperature to deal with a variety of inflammation. Thanks to these abilities, he copes with the bacteria that cause sore throat, respiratory disease and otitis media. Heart disease and blood vessels. Thanks to polyphenols, juice favorably affects the heart and normalizes the amount of cholesterol in the blood. Therefore, those who consume cranberry, are less susceptible to risk of developing coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis, stroke, or move. Diseases in gynecology and pyelonephritis. Patients with a diagnosis of cranberry juice is prescribed as a treatment, because guipure acid, which is present in fruits cranberries helps antibiotics and sulfa drugs to fight the disease. Oedema, hypertension and varicose veins. Flavonoids have been found in cranberries, are beneficial to the strength and elasticity of blood capillaries. Removing salt and rheumatism. In these diseases is recommended to drink warm juice. Diseases of the stomach and intestines. Drink cranberry promotes the development of pancreatic and gastric. It is recommended to drink in order to prevent the occurrence of gastritis, diarrhea and inflammation of the pancreas. Hormonal failure and obesity. Potassium is responsible for the hormones. Therefore, cranberry juice is prescribed for the treatment of such diseases. Liver disease. Betaine, which is contained in the drink of cranberry need to prevent fatty liver. Gum disease and tooth decay. Cranberry prevents the occurrence of these diseases. Insomnia, poor appetite, and headaches. Due to the large number of vitamins and minerals, cranberry helps sleep, improves appetite, relieves headaches. Poor immunity, beriberi. Cranberries and slimming