Cranberries fight bacterial infections?

Is cranberry juice is better than cranberry extracts at fighting bacterial infections?

A new study from researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute says juice is better. But is that really the right question, in the first place?

As Steve Milloy pointed out in his November 2006 FoxNews.com column, “Cranberry Health Claims: A Thanksgiving Turkey?“:

Let’s consume cranberry products and dishes because they’re tasty – not because they’ve been prematurely proclaimed as being a dietary magic bullet that will prevent cancer, heart disease, ulcers, urinary tract infections and, of course, dreaded dental plaque. Unlike the science, taste is something that cranberries actually have going for them.

There is no magical food for keeping you healthy.

2 thoughts on “Cranberries fight bacterial infections?”

  1. So if we want to prevent infection, we should pour cranberry juice down our urethras.

    Everclear would probably work better and be just as practical.

    Have these people never heard of a little thing called digestion?

  2. I can only speak to my experience as a balder cancer survivor, I used to get balder infections when getting anti cancer treatment. I started drinking a glass a day of cranberry juice and I have had none for 10 months. Besides it tastes good.

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