Cranberries

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You thought cranberries were only good for fighting kindey infections? This is one amazing fruit.  

 

Cranberries flush bacteria that causes urinary tract infections and stomach and intestinal ulcers.

 

They also help reduce dental plaque and I can vouch for the fact that cranberry juice will relieve a toothache. Yep, just swish it over the tooth for 30 seconds or more.

 

Cranberries contain flavonoids called oligomeric proanthocyanidins or OPCs. These help stop the oxidation of bad cholesterol. They may also help prevent plaque build up in the arteries, which helps ward off heart disease, stroke, and varicose veins.

 

Cranberries have the highest antioxidants of any fruit.

 

Many people swear by cranberry juice to relieve leg cramps.

 

A glass a day keeps a lot of bad stuff away.

 

*flavonoids are what give them their deep red color. Grapes, blueberries, strawberries and other deeply colored fruits also contain flavonoids.

 

 

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