The tradition of cranberries as a health product is lengthy. Native Americans used cranberries for both their medicinal and natural preservative powers. For hundreds of years, Europeans have used cranberries to treat a variety of ailments including one of modern day’s popular uses for them, urinary tract infections.
In recent years, both domestic and international researchers are finding that the consumption of cranberries can have many beneficial effects on our health. This research continues to accumulate showing that cranberries contain a wide variety of powerful phytochemicals that promote wellness, can prevent certain acute infections, and may help prevent some age-related chronic diseases.
Interested in finding out more about the potential health benefits of consuming cranberry products more often? For specific health related information, we encourage you to visit the links below for the Cranberry Institute and Ocean Spray Canada who have compiled health research information in one place.