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Is Drinking Cranberry Juice A Myth?

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A urinary tract infection is one of the most painful infections a woman can get and the most common complaint is an intense burning sensation when trying to urinate. The most common and popular self-treatment has been the use of cranberry juice, but I believe there is a problem with cranberry juice because of its high sugar content.

The problem with Cranberry Juice

Cranberry, alongside other fruit juices, contain fructose, often referred to as fruit sugar. Fructose is a simple sugar that can cause many problems within the body including having an impact on the health of the urinary tract. If you ingest a lot of sugar, and this includes grains which are easily converted into sugars, then this feeds the bad bacteria within the intestines and the bladder. It is for this reason that I never recommend any form of cranberry juice for urinary tract health although I have no problem recommending cranberry capsules or tablets. Read More…