One of 15 Foods Excellent for Kidney Health: Cranberries

by KDB

Information, tips and recipes for adding cranberries into your healthy kidney diet.

One of 15 foods excellent for kidney health cranberries are great for urinary tract infections and they help against heart disease and cancer as well.

How I Use Cranberries

and will do my BEST to continue!

At the moment the only thing I do with cranberries is drink the juice. It IS very helpful when you have bladder or urinary tract infections.

I used to make cranberry muffins a long time ago too but I find that too much cranberry causes heartburn and indigestion for me (even though I do take medication for that) so to this point I have not found any better way to use them yet.


SUGGESTIONS are welcome! ;)

Health Benefits of Cranberries

  • fights urinary tract infections
  • fights cancer and heart disease
  • fights bacteria associated with gum disease
  • fights stomach ulcers
  • vitamin C
  • antioxidants
  • fibre


Cranberries are a group of evergreen dwarf shrubs or trailing vines in the subgenus Oxycoccus of the genus Vaccinium. In some methods of classification, Oxycoccus is regarded as a genus in its own right. They can be found in acidic bogs ...

Cranberry Tea

Prep time 5 min  -  Total time 15 min
Ingredients for 18 servings
1 (32 fluid ounce) bottle cranberry juice  • 2 cups sugar  • 1 (6 ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate  • 1 (6 ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate  • 1/3 cup red-hot candies  • 1 cinnamon stick  • 2 whole cloves

Combine all ingredients in a pot; bring to a boil over medium heat.
Boil 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove cinnamon and cloves. To serve: 1 cup concentrate and 2 cups water; heat through.
Refrigerate concentrate in a covered container.

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Delicious Recipe Stack

Delicious: Cranberry Stack
Recipes collected in a stack on Delicious. NOT all recipes are healthy or kidney friendly but once you learn what IS you can tweak recipes to suit you by having MORE of the acceptable ingredients and LESS of the not so good! ;)

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My Commentary

DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a Dr.or other medical professional. I AM a sufferer and fighter of Polycystic Kidney Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension and Gout. Any information I share has been researched on the internet or has been given to me via papers and printed information from my Drs., nurses, dietician, social workers or other health care professionals. I mean NO harm to anyone and I advise you BEFORE using any information I have provided to CHECK with YOUR health professionals and doctors. I simply want to share what I am learning throughout my own personalized journey to wellness. It has been said, "Write what you know." THIS I know because I live with it DAILY. Having said that:

Food has been a struggle for me for a long while now but I MUST work at this and TRY hard to eat right and healthy and improve as much as I possibly can for as long as I possibly can so I figured if I am struggling with these things DAILY and doing all this work and learning ANYWAY, why not SHARE things that I am learning with others and make their journey a little bit easier for them too.

SO, I started these pages as a help BOTH for myself and for YOU.

If it is helpful PLEASE feel free to let me know! ;)

This is a HARD process and journey to wellness and I hope that if even for a moment, even ONE item or idea or trick that I share makes your journey lighter or easier then I have given purpose and meaning to the reasons why or how this has been MINE as well.

I always wish you well and good luck with your journey too. xo

Updated: 06/07/2012, KDB
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KDB on 10/11/2012


dustytoes on 09/20/2012

I buy that terribly expensive, pure cranberry juice - occasionally. That is how I get cranberries into my diet.

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