The **red cranberries** (Vaccinium macrocarpon) can be a great allied against the Cystitis. Thanks to his acidity and his anti-adhesive components, prevents the bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract and facilitating the elimination of theses bacterias with the urine. It is also a powerful antioxidant which helps preventing cancer and cardiovascular diseases. It can also be used in a preventive way by people suffering recurrent infections. For these cases it is recommended to start taking the cranberry juice 15 days prior the time of the year when the disease usually appears.
- 100% Cranberry juice.
Drink two glasses of approximately 150ml of 100% cranberry juice daily during one month. Drink plenty of water (at least 2l a day) in order to increase the production of urine and eliminate bacteria.
There is scientific evidence supporting that a daily consumption of cranberry products can reduce the likelihood of urinary tract infections. Researchers from Hardvard conducted a [study](http://www.health.harvard.edu/family-health-guide/research-backs-cranberries-for-preventing-urinary-tract-infections-in-women) in which the cranberries cut the annual rate of urinary tract infections (UTIs) by 39%.
Unlike the antibiotics used to fight Cystitis, the red cranberry is free from side effects when used in moderation. Nonetheless drinking too much of cranberry juice (more than 1l a day during a long period) could increase the risk of kidney stones, the cranberry juice has chemical called Oxalate which binds calcium, facilitating the formation of stones in the kidneys.
### Pregnancy and lactation
Consuming red cranberries or cranberry juice is safe during pregnancy and lactation. But you should avoid dietary supplements containing red cranberries, because their side effects are still unknown.
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