Over the past two decades there have been numerous studies that looked at cranberries and their juice. Most of the research revolves around how cranberry juice can heal urinary tract infections and help to cleanse the bladder, kidneys and prostate. Reports are also showing anti-inflammatory effects and a study that says the juice itself is better than extracts for fighting infections.
There is an impressive amount of positive information about the restorative properties of cranberry juice. Now it appears the scientists have even more investigating they want to do.
Low Calorie Version of Cranberry Juice Lowers Blood Pressure
New research is pointing toward a benefit as yet not studied in cranberry juice. It has now been shown that drinking a lower calorie version of cranberry juice could lower blood pressure. The new findings were presented at the American Heart Association’s High Blood Pressure Research 2012 Scientific Sessions.
Participants were given either low calorie cranberry juice or a placebo drink every day for eight weeks. Blood pressure measurements were taken at the start, mid point and end of the study. At the conclusion readings showed a significant lowering of blood pressure from 121/73 to 118/70 for those drinking the juice. There was no change in those drinking the placebo.
Cranberry juice is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. Both of these attributes have been associated with lower blood pressure in other studies. This new research is another great reason to purchase fresh cranberries for juicing during the fall season.
Jay Has The Answer To Low Calorie Cranberry Juice You Make At Home!
Jay Kordich tells us “Take charge of what goes into your lower calorie cranberry juice by making it yourself with your own juice machine in your own kitchen. With my recipe, if you want less sugar in your juice, simply use one less apple. Add a 1/2 a cup of water to the glass or ice and no other sweetener or maybe some Stevia like Linda and I have been using.”
With this great tasting recipe you control how tart the juice is by how much apple or water you use. Unlike most commercial cranberry juice, no refined sugar is added.
2 cups Cranberries
LOW CALORIE CRANBERRY-APPLE JUICE
2 cups Cranberries
1/2 cup water
Stevia to taste, if needed.
Here is a video with Jay making Cranberry Apple Juice with his PowerGrind Pro juicer.