Cranberry capsules lowered the risk of UTIs by 50 percent. In the cranberry treatment group, 19 percent of patients developed a UTI, compared with 38 percent of the placebo group. However, the researchers point out that since a cranberry capsule provides the equivalent of 8 ounces of cranberry juice, a patient would need a lot of pure cranberry to prevent an infection.
You could be one of the millions of people deficient in the essential mineral, iron. Iron helps make red blood cells which carry oxygen throughout the body. Almost half of girls and almost one in four women have low iron intakes. A study found exercise enthusiasts were found to be at risk of anemia.
Do You Need Digestive Enzymes? We've all experienced the symptoms of indigestion to some degree -- bloating and abdominal pain after a large meal, acid reflux after too many fatty or fried foods, or the occasional bout of diarrhea. However, if you frequently experience gastrointestinal distress, it may be a sign that you need some support.