Cranberry Juice May Prevent Ulcers. Cranberry juice can help prevent urinary tract infections and now scientists say it also could help ward off ulcers by preventing Helicobacter pylori from adhering to the lining of the stomach. Data from one trial in China showed that drinking one cup of cranberry juice each day got rid of H. pylori in three times as many subjects as a daily placebo juice. Modulation of Helicobacter pylori colonization with cranberry juice and Lactobacillus johnsonii La1 in children.
Red Wine and Cranberries are Good for Your Teeth. Compounds found in red wine and cranberries can prevent cavities and plaque build-up. The wine compounds, which are called polyphenols, do this by blocking a molecule made by the bacteria streptococcus mutans. Influence of cranberry proanthocyanidins on formation of biofilms by Streptococcus mutans on saliva-coated apatitic surface and on dental caries development in vivo.
How Cranberry Juice Fights Bacteria at the Molecular Level. Revealing the science behind the homespun advice, a team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has identified and measured the molecular forces that enable cranberry juice to fight off urinary tract infections in people. Direct adhesion force measurements between E. coli and human uroepithelial cells in cranberry juice cocktail.
Scientists have identified a secret ingredient in honey that kills bacteria. They have found that bees make a protein that they add to the honey, called defensin-1, which could one day be used to treat burns and skin infections and to develop new drugs that could combat antibiotic-resistant infections. How honey kills bacteria.