Green Buddha Health Tip
Cranberry juice may be good for your heart. The healthful polyphenols in cranberry juice have been found to improve blood vessel function. When study paticipants were tested immediately after drinking cranberry juice and then again 12 hours later, they showed a decrease in arterial stiffness, a risk factor for heart disease.
Beware: Some cranberry juice products are blends of multitude fruit juices and may not have enough cranberry content to achieve this benefit.
Best: Because of the natural tartness of 100% cranberry juice, stick with "cranberry juice cocktail." Low-calories versions contain less sugar and calories than 100% grape juice and 100% pomegranate juice.
Source: Jeffrey B. Blumberg, PhD, director, HNRCA Antioxidants Research Laboratory, Tufts University.