Can You Really Treat Urinary Tract Infections With Berries?

Doctors treat most urinary tract infections (UTIs) with antibiotics and similar medicines, and we don't want to dissuade you from pursuing such treatments when necessary. But as the evidence mounts, most physicians are coming around to the idea that some berries also offer nice home remedies for UTIs.javascript:void(0);

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Cranberries in the Home Garden

Cranberries are an iconic part of American cuisine, thanks almost exclusively to a single dish: the deep red sauce often served at Thanksgiving (though cranberry juice is also popular). That's hardly a surprise, since they were common in the regions where Europeans first settled in North America.

While the cranberry is best grown in the northeast, you don't have to live there to grow them. As long as you live in a moderate climate (one that's neither too cold nor too hot) and are willing to put in a little effort, you can be ladling homegrown cranberry sauce on your turkey in two or three years.

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Our Top Picks for Cranberry Juice Lovers

What All Cranberry Juice Lovers Should Know

I love cranberries (and all types of berries, really) but there are times when I have to break down and buy commercially prepared products, such as dried fruits and cranberry juice. I recently shared with you some of my best tips for selecting and buying dried fruit, and now I'd like to give you my best picks for cranberry juices on the market today.

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Not All Dried Cranberries are Created Equal

Shopping for Dried Cranberries

I've said it before and I'll say it again -- cranberries are an often-overlooked fruit. The popular children’s character, Strawberry Shortcake, proves it. Strawberry Shortcake travels all about Strawberryland with her friends in tow. Apple Dumplin’, Lemon Meringue, Ginger Snap, and Raspberry Torte make the rounds with her, but not one of her friends is named Cranberry. If it were up to me, I’m name the next character added to the line up Cranberry Pancake.

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