From time to time, we all suffer from urinary tract infections. There’s no way to avoid them as the bladder and urinary tract in general are pretty fragile and susceptible to bacterial infections. Nothing to be ashamed of – we’ve all been there. Whether it’s a problem with the bladder, kidneys, or urethra, we’ve all experienced them at some point of our lives.
The real problem emerges when you leave these untreated. Painful urination is not something you should ignore. In most cases, doctors prescribe antibiotics in this case. However, they rarely help, only treating the pain. The good news is that there are many natural remedies that can help with these infections.
One of the most powerful among them is cranberry juice.
Cranberry Juice and UTIs
How does cranberry juice help fight UTIs? Studies have shown that his juice is full of antioxidants and has powerful antibiotic and anti-inflammatory benefits. We’re talking about proper, homemade cranberry juice, not the thing you can buy in the store. Making it yourself is pretty easy and will fight UTIs better than any teas, antibiotics, or over the counter drugs.
Experts recommend only 400 ml. of this juice per day to defeat urinary tract infections. Of course, it won’t work by itself. You still need to pay attention to your overall health when treating UTIs, such as staying hydrated. Make sure to drink a few cups of tea per day as well in addition to 8 glasses of water. This will help you pee more often and eliminate the bacteria out of your system.
Also, make sure not to hold your pee when you need to go. It’s bad for your bladder in general and can make the infection worse.
Now, here’s a recipe for homemade cranberry lemonade that anyone can prepare.
DIY Cranberry Juice
- One and a half cup of fresh blueberries
- Half a cup of cranberries
- Two cups of watermelon chunks
- Half a lemon (peeled)
- Glass jug or pitcher
Juice all the ingredients in a juicer, then pour in a glass pitcher. You can add some ice if you want. As mentioned, drink 400 ml. per day, which equals about 3-4 cups. Cranberry extract can also be added to this powerful juice, further strengthening its effects.
Drink it until the infection is gone. The next time something similar happens, you have a powerful ally in this DIY cranberry anti-UTI juice.