Exploring the phenomenal health benefits of the little Cranberry is a convincing journey into the healing powers nature provides. Used in folk remedies for centuries, it seems the world is finally waking up to this tiny berry, not just to drink it as a delightful juice, but as a but for its healing properties.
The Supersalve website stocks a super-concentrated version called African Cranberry Concentrate. While most cranberries come from the USA, for this unique preparation, cranberries grown in the rich marshy soils of Ghana are sent fresh to a factory near Butterworth, 111 km north of SA’s town of Port Elizabeth, for processing.
For all its health benefits, this African Cranberry concentrate serves well as a daily tonic for all in the family, but as a true superfood. Let’s see why.
Infection Prevention and immune Support
Science Direct reported on a study showing seven bacterial microbes whose growth is inhibited with cranberries. In the same study, its efficacy in fighting viruses, including the one that causes gastroenteritis is attested to. Foodborne illnesses per se could be prevented by the humble cranberry.
With the powerful antioxidants at work in the body, just two tablespoons of African Cranberry Concentrate twice daily before meals, flushes out the harmful toxins that compromise our immune system. That translates into more effectively fighting all manner of diseases and sicknesses.
Prevents UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)
According to a 2017 study published in Frontiers in Microbiology, the antibacterial properties present in Cranberry Concentrates reduce the colonization of Escherichia coli a.k.a. E.coli. This is especially helpful in the elderly where infections are known to reoccur frequently. The Cranberry juice also perfumes the urine pleasantly which assists in cases of incontinence.
E.coli sticks to the walls of the uterus, bladder, and the urinary tract, which result in infections. This common scenario can be largely prevented just by taking Cranberry juice concentrate on a daily basis.
The citric acid and other powerful nutrients in cranberries assist in preventing kidney stones for one thing, as well as keeping general kidney and bladder issues in check.
Improves Heart Health
Here’s where the cranberry provides a great surprise in that it helps lower the ‘bad’ cholesterol that clogs arterial walls. The same goes for the plague that tends to form on arterial walls causing atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). All this bodes well for reducing strokes. The good news is that even if a stoke has been suffered, cranberries have been known to assist in a speedier recovery.
Cardiometabolic diseases can be largely averted with regular intake of African Cranberry Concentrate.
Digestive Health Support
Phytochemicals present in Cranberry Concentrate plays an important role in our digestive health according to a study reported in the 2018 Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. Protecting the stomach and calming intestinal inflammation.
We kid you not. Think about it. As we regularly consume Cranberry juice, our systems are regularly flushed out due to the high concentration of antioxidants. That improves the metabolic rate and maintains a heather digestive system. Weight loss speeds up with Cranberry concentrate for the foregoing reasons and for the fact that it keeps the system alkaline.
Free-radical & Cancer Prevention
In ageing, free radicals accumulate and cause much oxidative tissue damage. The effect of regularly consuming African Cranberry Concentrate contributes to the health and functionality of internal organs as well as the skin – the largest of our organs, as they say!
Studies have demonstrated how effective cranberries are for improving memory, reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. As a mood lifter, Cranberry Concentrate is also helpful for exams or periods of difficulty, pressure, challenge, or change.
Regular intake of a cranberry concentrate works to combat dental cavities, the build-up of plaque, gingivitis, and gum disease. Here is where putting children onto a regime of African Cranberry Concentrate makes sense, as long as its in support of healthy eating habits and regular tooth brushing.
Skin Irritations & Care
Acne, eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis can all be healed with cranberries. The acid content in cranberries acts as a gentle but thorough exfoliant and vitamins such as A and C, which are present in abundance, help boost collagen production.
For a wonderful toxic cleanse, add two tablespoons of African Cranberry concentrate to water and sip regularly throughout the day. Just the promise of preventing the growth of bacterial pathogens, which cause infection in humans, makes taking cranberry concentrate a valuable part of our daily life.
In summary, African Cranberry Concentrate is 100% pure, with zero sweeteners, zero caffeine, and is preservative-free, which means it needs to be refrigerated after opening and consumed within 2 weeks. At a recommended two tablespoons (40ml) once or twice daily in water before meals it is suitable for all ages, from one-and-a-half-year-old, to the elderly and includes pregnant women.