Cranberry juice may not be your first beverage choice – but that is about to change! Oh yes, prepare to pucker up and embrace this shiny red gem that is bursting with flavorful nutrition that will knock your socks off!
There’s no secret to getting a flat stomach — it takes proper diet and regular exercise, a combination that creates a daily caloric deficit to help you lose total body fat. Cranberry juice, which is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, can be a healthy addition to a nutritious diet and a substitute for sugary sodas, but it will not give you a flat stomach on its own. Incorporate cranberry juice into your diet and exercise regimen for best results.
It is no secret that cranberry juice is an old folk remedy thought to help rid the body of a urinary tract or kidney infection, but it has many other health benefits as well. From a healthy heart to enhanced immune system to a smaller waist, this fruit yields sweet results for those who partake of it – that should have your mind wheel spinning!
Cranberry juice is a good source of many essential nutrients, and it is chock-full of antioxidants that boost the immune system and protect against disease. According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, 1 cup of unsweetened cranberry juice contains 23.5 milligrams of vitamin C, almost one-third of the recommended daily allowance for adult females, and almost one-fourth of the RDA for adult males. Cranberry juice is also a good source of vitamins E and K, as well as polyphenols, plant compounds that may help prevent cancer. With 30.61 grams of sugar in a 1-cup serving, cranberry juice is not a low-calorie drink.
The best way to get a flat stomach is to eat a nutritious diet of whole foods and engage in regular cardiovascular exercise and strength training. Focus on eating whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, fresh fish, legumes, and nuts and seeds in moderation. Limit your intake of sugary beverages and fruit juices, such as cranberry juice, because excess sugar not burned off through exercise is stored as fat in the body. Get at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise, such as brisk walking, running or swimming, most days of the week, and engage in strength training at least two times per week. Unsweetened cranberry juice diluted with plain or mineral water can be a refreshing way to replenish fluids and nutrients after a vigorous workout.
Unsweetened cranberry juice- 8 oz. Or 1 cup
Water- 56 oz. Or 7 cup
How to use ?
In the morning, mix cranberry juice with water to get your day’s supply of cran-water.
Have one cup of this cran-water at a time through out the day.
You may have a cup each before breakfast and lunch, after dinner, and at other times of the day.
You may also make this cran-water just before you have it. Just mix 2 tablespoons of cranberry juice to 7 oz. (a little less than a cup) of plain water.
Besides boosting the immune system and protecting against cancer, cranberry juice has long been touted as an effective prevention for urinary-tract infections.
If you are prone to urinary-tract infections, the University of Maryland Medical Center suggests drinking 3 ounces or more of pure, unsweetened cranberry juice per day; however, you should consult your health-care practitioner for individual dosing information. Because of its high sugar content, using cranberry juice to prevent urinary-tract infections could impede your weight-loss progress, so other low-calorie treatments should be considered.