Health Benefits : 1)The discovery that cranberries prevent UTIs by blocking adhesion of bacteria to the urinary tract lining is a discovery that has allowed research on cranberry to expand out in other important directions. In our Digestive Benefits section below, we will describe how prevention of stomach ulcer is one very intriguing new direction in the cranberry research, based on this exact same principle of blocking bacterial adhesion to the lining of an organ system. 2)Anti-Inflammatory Benefits :In the case of our gums, the anti-inflammatory properties of cranberry can help us lower our risk of periodontal disease. Chronic, excessive levels of inflammation around our gums can damage the tissues that support our teeth. It’s exactly this kind of inflammation that gets triggered by ongoing overproduction of certain cytokines. 3)Mixed Findings for Kidney Stone Formation Contrary to popular opinion, we believe that the latest research shows mixed results for cranberry with respect to kidney stone formation. This area of the health research can be confusing. Kidney stones can be formed from several different mineral-including combinations.
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