November 20, 2008

Use of Cranberries to Treat Urinary Tract Infections

Cranberries are good to use to treat urinary tract infections. They contain two compounds that keep fimbriated E. coli from sticking to the bladder and urinary tract walls. The compounds in cranberries can decrease the amount of urinary tract infections that a person experiences. Cranberries can be found in juice and pill form. It is recommended to drink 8 to 16 ounces of unsweetened juice per day or use a 500 mg pill each day of cranberry extract.

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