Bladder infections are serious problems that affect millions of people every year. While women are more likely to experience bladder infections, men suffer with them too. Diabetics and those with any disease that suppresses the immune system are more prone to bladder infections than others.
Black cherries contain anthocyanins that help the body relieve inflammation. Anthocyanins give black cherries their dark red color and are responsible for lowering uric acid levels which can lead to bladder infections.
Black cherry juice is rich in antioxidants and it helps fight infections in the bladder and the entire body. The juice can coax the body to release an army of agents that fight bacteria in the bladder and beyond.
Flavonoids are potent virus, infection and bacteria fighters. Black cherry juice is rich in two of these powerful agents: isoqueritrin and queritrin, which both work to rid the body and the bladder of damaging properties.
One tsp. of pure black cherry juice will help the bladder flush out toxins. It has a diuretic and cleansing effect.
Recognizing an Infection
Signs of a bladder infection are usually very recognizable. A frequent urge to urinate, a burning sensation when urinating, cloudy or foul smelling urine and a fever are all signs.
A bladder infection most often will not clear up on its own. While some turn to antibiotics, many people opt for an alternative approach with black cherry juice.