18. Cranberry juice cures UTIs? Not exactly.
Cranberry juice does not cure a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), but some say it can help prevent it. Several studies show an improvement in the frequency of getting a UTI. Other reviews come up inconclusive. If you are going to add cranberry juice into your diet, you can add pure, unsweetened cranberry juice (not cocktail) or take cranberry pills. Cranberry pills are relatively inexpensive, and if you suffer from frequent UTIs, it could be an additional measure to take that won’t break the bank. Cranberry juice and be expensive. However, you can mix it with one part cranberry juice and one part water.
There are other steps you can take to prevent UTIs from happening in the future. A UTI occurs when bacteria get into your urethra and sticks to the urinary walls. It makes it painful to urinate, and it can travel up to your bladder and further to your kidneys which can be fatal. UTIs are common, however(up to 60% of women experience them) and easy to treat, or they go away on their own. Make sure you go pee after having sex, and always wipe front to back after going to the bathroom to help prevent UTIs in the future.