Why Cranberries are Good for You and How Much You Can Eat – An Expert’s Answer

According to nutritionist Lidia Kvashnina, cranberry juice has the highest concentration of antioxidant substances (which is very beneficial for the body).

Cranberries are primarily beneficial for the body for their antioxidant properties. Nutritionist Lidia Kvashnina told about this in a commentary to the Championship portal.

She says that cranberries reduce the activity of chronic inflammation and prevent the development of malignant tumors. Cranberry juice has the highest concentration of antioxidant substances.

In addition, says Kvashnina, cranberries are an excellent tool for the prevention of urinary tract infections. This effect is achieved thanks to special substances in the composition that block bacteria on the mucous membranes and slow down their reproduction.

Cranberry fruits also contain useful acids (citric, malic, succinic, and oxalic) and a large number of pectins (removing harmful substances from the body) compared to other berries. Of the vitamins – in addition to vitamin C – it can be found in groups B and K1. Moreover, their amount is comparable to the content of citrus fruits.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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