Indeed there are not few people who prefer juice from cranberries Apple juice or grape juice. For these people, the cranberry juice is among the most refreshing drinks, in addition to being a great treatment for urinary tract infections. What is so wonderful about the blueberries? A recent study has finally discovered what they contain blueberries which makes them as good to combat urinary tract infections. According to a study published in the journal of medicinal food, blueberries have chemical known as Proanthocyanidins (or PCAs,) by its acronym in English that prevent infection-causing bacteria adhere to cells that binds the urinary tract. It is not the acidity of cranberries that heals the UTIs.
Approximately 85% of the uit and about 90% of cases of pyelonephritis are caused by the bacteria e. coli. Scientists discovered that the PCAs on blueberries is what prevents that the bacterium e. coli adheres to the cells of the bladder. In the study, the bacteria e.
coli were exposed either to the PCA of blueberries or a light cranberry juice cocktail. The scientists measured the forces of adhesion between e. coli and a silicon surface. The results showed that e. coli had slightest bacterial adhesion to the surface of silicon while more time they were exposed both to the PCAs of cranberries and light cranberry juice cocktail. Its long history of Medicinal use cranberries and blueberries are one of only three species of fruits that are native to North America. Blueberries have a long history of medicinal uses among Native Americans. They used cranberries to treat kidney and bladder problems. According to recent studies, blueberries have more health benefits. It is thought that they can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease since blueberries reduce the oxidation of cholesterol in the blood, which can cause the arteries are blocked. In addition, be He has discovered that cranberries may treat other ailments including cystitis, ulcers, and other types of cancer. The properties of blueberries to fight cancer is mostly attributed to the PACs of type A, only found in blueberries. In other studies, it was discovered that the PACs inhibit the growth of cancer cells in patients with colon cancer, lung cancer, and leukemia.