Cranberries Help To Protect Gums and Teeth

Cranberry has the property of preventing the biological adhesion of microbes to mucous membranes, such as the urinary tract, stomach, and gums. This type of trait is not common in plants, although it is shared by Australian tea tree. The anti-adhesion property of cranberries stem from its proanthocyanidins, a type of flavonoid with high antioxidant properties but with a unique structure not found in most other fruits and vegetables. It's the bacterial anti-adhesion property that makes cranberry so effective for urinary tract infections.

It's not just the structure of cranberry's antioxidants that's unusual. Cranberries also are packed with unusually high levels of antioxidants, having five times the concentration found in broccoli and the highest level among 20 common fruits and vegetables. When ingested by itself, the high level of antioxidants are thought to be beneficial for reductions in cholesterol, heart disease, and stroke.

For thousands of years, wild cranberries provided Eskimos and Laplanders (the Sami people) with high concentrations of plant nutrients that are otherwise hard to find or to grow in the northern latitudes. While they could derive proteins, fats, and many vitamins from the flesh of seals, caribou, birds, and from eggs they hunted, some nutrients would be lacking. Fortunately, nature provided them with cranberry, which has rightly been called a "super fruit" because of its high levels of antioxidants, vitamin C, and other trace elements.

Most commonly cranberry is ingested in the U.S. and Europe as juice, but the producers typically add sugar, offsetting some of the beneficial effects of the fruit.

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