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Cranberry Juice

Nutritional Information

1 cup (8 fl oz), cranberry juice

  • Calories 137
  • Calories from Fat 2.25
  • Amount%DV
  • Total Fat 0.25g0%
  • Saturated Fat 0.023g0%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.048g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.149g
  • Cholestreol 0mg0%
  • Sodium 5mg0%
  • Potassium 35mg1%
  • Total Carbohydrate 34.21g11%
  • Dietary Fiber 0g0%
  • Sugars 30.03g
  • Protein 0g0%
  • Calcium 0mg0%
  • Iron 1mg6%
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 71%

Cranberry Juice on Wikipedia:

Cranberry juice is the juice of the cranberry. Commercially, it is sold in either as a pure juice which is quite tart, or, more commonly, as cranberry juice cocktail, mixed with water and sugar or an artificial sweetener (such as aspartame or sucralose), or in blends with other juices, such as apple or grape. These may also be blended with other juices or flavors.

Cranberry juice cocktail is sometimes used as a mixer with alcoholic drinks such as a Cape Cod (1+1/2 ounces of vodka to 4 ounces cranberry juice) or non-alcoholic drinks such as the Bog Grog (2 parts Chelmsford Ginger Ale [or regular ginger ale] to 3 parts cranberry juice).

Health benefits

Cranberry juice is known to have various health benefits. These include:[1]

Cranberry juice contains phytochemicals, which can help prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Cranberry juice may help prevent and relieve the symptoms of urinary tract infections by reducing E. coli bacteria found in the urinary tract. This works by altering the molecular structure of the fimbriae on the virulent strains of the bacteria that cause the infections.[2] Cranberry juice has no effect on strains of E. coli that do not contain fimbriae.

Cranberry juice may also help prevent kidney stones.

Tim Bell speculates[who?] that Cranberry Juice helps relieve cramps during a woman's menstrual cycle.

Health issues

Although cranberry juice may help prevent growth of bacteria[3], its pH may be as acidic as 2.3-2.52[4], which is more acidic than most soft drinks (which dissolve tooth enamel quickly over time).

References

^ http://cranberryjuice.com/benefits.html ^ http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/07/080721152005.htm ^ http://cranberryjuice.com/benefits.html ^ http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_PH_of_cranberry_juice