It's possible that you've heard that consuming cranberry juice can assist in the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs), but that's not the only advantage.
Pure cranberry juice that hasn't been sweetened is a good source of vitamin C and vitamin E. Vitamins C and E are powerful antioxidants that help keep your body healthy.
Cranberries contain proanthocyanidins. These compounds may prevent UTIs by preventing bacteria from attaching to the urinary tract.
Cranberry phytonutrients may protect against inflammation, delaying the process and protecting against heart disease.
Antioxidants prevent free radical cell damage. Free radicals may cause cancer, heart disease, and aging.
The same compounds that assist in the protection of the heart also improve the function of the digestive system.