Cranberries in a silver pan with a wooden spoon inside with cranberry tablets on top.

6 amazing cranberry benefits

1. Urinary tract health

Cranberries contain proanthocyanins.

The natural, antibacterial properties of these compounds may help to reduce the likelihood of infections in the bladder and urinary tract.

1. Urinary tract health

2. Antioxidant effect

Like other fruits, cranberries are bursting with vitamin C and fibre.

But there are other more standout cranberry benefits too.

This is down to cranberries being a potent source of phytochemicals. When you drink cranberry juice or take a cranberry pill, you’re getting a rich serving of antioxidants.

2. Antioxidant effect

3. Improved cholesterol

High cholesterol can increase your risk of a heart attack or stroke.

When excess cholesterol builds up in your arteries, it makes it more difficult for blood to flow freely around your body.

3. Improved cholesterol

4. Fewer tooth cavities

The nutrients in deeply coloured berries, such as cranberries, could help reduce tooth decay, plaque and gum disease. (10)

4. Fewer tooth cavities

5. Fights colds and flu

Like other berries, cranberries are rich in vitamin C – a nutrient that’s well-known for supporting immunity. (12)

As a result, a regular dose of cranberry goodness could help to reduce the number of colds and other bugs that you pick up throughout the year.

5. Fights colds and flu

6. Cranberry for weight loss

A pure, unsweetened cranberry juice is very low in calories and naturally low in sugars.

This has benefits if you’re following a calorie-controlled diet for weight loss.

6. Cranberry for weight loss

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Bhupesh Panchal,
Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate

Joined Holland & Barrett: Apr 2019

Masters Degree in Toxicology and BSc Hons in Medical Biochemistry

Bhupesh started his career as a Clinical Toxicologist for Public Health England, advising healthcare professionals all around the country on how to manage clinical cases of adverse exposure to supplements, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, industrial chemicals and agricultural products.

After 7 years in this role and a further year working as a drug safety officer in the pharmaceutical industry, Bhupesh joined Holland & Barrett as a Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate in 2019.