One of the most common home remedies for a urinary tract infection is cranberry juice. Cranberries are filled with antioxidants and vitamins. Cranberry juice can be quite good for your health, in small doses, but it does have high amounts of sugar and is very acidic. It can bother your stomach. But can it prevent or cure a UTI?
Do Cranberries Prevent UTIs?
Cranberries are thought to prevent infections from forming because of an active ingredient A-type proanthocyanidins (PACs). Cranberry juice contains antioxidants that stop bacteria from sticking to your urinary tract wall. Although some women swear by cranberry juice, controlled research does not support the theories. It’s really unclear whether cranberry juice will prevent a UTI. [Read more…]