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.
Support Well-Being with Antioxidants From viruses to harmful bacteria, the human body faces a variety of threats to health on a regular basis. One constant threat comes from free radicals, which the body generates as byproducts of turning food into energy and other biological processes. Free radicals are also produced by the foods we eat and the air we breathe, and they're even generated by sunlight's action on the skin and eyes.