One of the things I like most about summer are all the fresh berries that are available. My own property is a berry wonderland filled with blueberry bushes older than me , raspberry and blackberry bushes! It is so nice to go out picking fresh berries with my family. I love how healthy and full of antioxidants berries are. A berry I don’t have on my property but is so great for our health is the cranberry.
Did you know that for centuries the cranberry has been used as both food and medicine? It has, this tart berry that is native to North America was used to treat bladder and kidney diseases by the Native Americans. The early settlers used the broth from the cranberry raw and cooked to help with many ailments and conditions like stomach problems, loss of appetite, blood disorders, and scurvy.
I would say that the cranberry is most well know for preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs) which are most commonly caused by E. coli bacteria. Medical professionals first believed the cranberry made the urine acidic enough to kill the bacteria. New studies show the cranberry may prevent the bacteria from attaching to the walls of the urinary tract. Scientific research supports using cranberry in supplements or juice for preventing UTIs.
Recently I discovered AZO Cranberry Gummies, a urinary maintenance tool that incorporates the clinically proven benefits of cranberries. Just 2 AZO Cranberry Gummies are equal to a 10 oz glass of cranberry juice** without all the extra calories. The gummies are so good they have a berry flavor and are not tart. The cranberry gummies are made with Pacran®, a super-concentrated cranberry powder that helps flush the urinary tract to maintain cleanliness.*
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Speaking of cranberries I want to tell you about the AZO Berry Beauty Sweepstakes that is on the AZO Products Facebook Page, check it out, you could win a Berry Beauty Basket Full of Sephora Goodies so enter HERE now!
(3) grand prize winners will be awarded one (1) Berry Beauty Basket.
(4) winners will be awarded a $25 Sephora Gift Card each and AZO Cranberry Gummies.
This post is sponsored by AZO, as always my words and opinions are 100% my own.