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What are some of the benefits of drinking cranberry juice?

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The health benefits of cranberry juice include relief from urinary tract infection, cardiovascular disease, kidney stones and cancer. It is also beneficial in preventing stomach disorders and diabetes, as well as gum disease and general tooth decay. Moreover, cranberry juice is believed to assist in weight loss. Cranberries are such a healthy food because they are rich in phytonutrients, which have been found to prevent a wide range of health problems and generally boost the immune system.

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With a 8983 antioxidant capacity, cranberries have a higher antioxidant capacity than many fruits and vegetables including broccoli, spinach and apples. Cranberries and cranberry juice provide large amount of vitamin C and salicylic acid and boost energy, protein and carbohydrate intake. Cranberries also contain a number of other health-boosting vitamins and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium and zinc. Cranberry juice also helps to relieve stress.

Unsweetened cranberry juice is very bitter. A mix of 2 ounces of unsweetened cranberry juice and 8 ounces of water may taste better and is an excellent addition to a healthy diet. There are also other ways to insert cranberries into the average diet, such as mixing a small handful of cranberries in smoothies, cereals and muffins.

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