Cranberries are not only tasty and tart, some studies show that drinking cranberry juice, taking cranberry pills or eating cranberries can prevent UTIs, especially in women who are at risk for these infections.
Remember we said preventative, so Cranberries won’t treat any urinary tract infection you may already be suffering from
There is no hard and fast method for adding cranberries into your diet to help prevent UTIs, however scientists used to believe that they protected people from contracting a urinary infection, because cranberries made urine more acidic making bacteria such as Escherichia coli (E. coli) and others which cause these infections less likely to populate and lead to infection.
However, it is now thought that cranberries potentially change the bacteria make up or alternatively lubricate the urinary tract in such a way that it is harder for bacteria to adhere to the tract lining.
Remember that due to the high salt level of cranberries and acidity, cranberries can be hard for some people and can lead to kidney stones especially for those prone to kidney stones. Alternatively, if you are on blood thinning or other medications, we recommend you consult your doctor before any dietary changes.