Cranberry Juice may protect against risk of heart stroke and diabetesJuly 01, 2015 16:47
Cranberry juice has many health benefits. From previous studies it was proved to prevent and help cure urinary tract infections. But from the latest study it was revealed that Drinking two glasses of cranberry juice a day may cut your risk of suffering a stroke or heart disease.
The researchers from US Department of Agriculture studied 56 participants to prove this. They were divided into 2 groups and one group drank about four-fifths of a pint of low-calorie cranberry juice a day, while the other drank a placebo with a similar colour and flavour. Then researchers took measurements of health indicators from the participants, including blood pressure, blood sugar levels and blood lipids.
After eight weeks, the researchers found that cranberry juice improved all those measures and the changes could be associated with a 15 per cent lower risk of a stroke and a 10 per cent lower risk of heart disease. "These findings suggest that polyphenols help to protect our bodies, and may be adept at keeping a large number of ailments at bay," Khoo said.
The study appeared in the journal Journal of Nutrition.