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.
EFAs: Essential for Healthy Joints The human body has more than 300 joints, and ideally, they should keep us moving like a well-oiled machine. But occasional or chronic inflammation in the joints can lead to arthritis, resulting in swelling, pain, and restricted mobility. Research suggests that one of the best ways to ease inflammation and alleviate joint pain is with omega-3 fatty acids.