Cranberry Health News
Volume 16 — Issue 2
In this issue:
Cranberries and Human Health
The Cranberry Chronicles
Cooking Up Cranberries
With cooler weather, fall foliage and – of course – cranberry season upon us, we are excited to share our updates with you this fall. The Cranberry Institute kicked-off the season by exhibiting at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) in Philadelphia! Attended by over 10,000 registered dietitians (RDs), we shared the latest in cranberry health science and distributed educational resources.
We heard from many RDs about how they use cranberries in their favorite recipes and in their practice. One dietitian shared a story of implementing cranberry product order writing in her facility to help lower rates of UTIs, as well as reduce cost. The Cranberry Institute was able to share our latest resources promoting the American Urological Association Guidelines, recipes and more!
Read on for the latest in cranberry and health research, as well as more on our resources and delicious cranberry recipes.
The Cranberry Institute board of directors is pleased to announce that William “Bill” Frantz has joined the Institute as its new Executive Director. His hiring is the result of an extensive search process by the board of directors to replace current CI Executive Director Terry Humfeld who will retire at the end of the year after nine years of service to the cranberry industry. Frantz has an extensive knowledge of agriculture and particularly cranberries, having spent over 30 years in the industry. Bill can be reached at email@example.com.
American Urological Association releases New UTI Guidelines
Guidelines for Recurrent Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections in Women: AUA/CUA/SUFU Guideline (2019) were recently released by American Urological Association (AUA), in combination with the Canadian Urological Association and Society of Urodyamincs, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU). A panel of urologists with the AUA/CUA/SUFU released guidelines that indicate cranberry products, in juice and tablet form, may be used as a non-antibiotic prophylactic option for those affected by recurrent UTIs. The guidelines for clinicians provide a treatment algorithm roadmap that lists cranberry as a suggested preventive measure.
Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem worldwide. In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance proclaiming its dedication to combat the rise of antibiotic resistance. This publication has driven demand for research on non-antibiotic preventive methods for recurrent UTIs and suggests that cranberry products may be a part of the solution.
Discover our latest comprehensive chronicle of cranberry’s existing and emerging whole-body health benefits.
The Cranberry Chronicles are consistently updated with breaking scientific abstracts, articles, sharable resources, infographics and story ideas. You’ve probably heard that cranberries may help prevent UTIs, but did you know they may affect heart health, help reduce inflammation, influence the gut microbiota and play a role in glucose metabolism?!
Learn more by reading The Cranberry Chronicles – and check out our newest resources – handouts and shareable graphic!
With Thanksgiving and the holiday season right around the corner, here are some recipes from our Cranberry Bog Bloggers to inspire your entertaining menu!
Savor fall flavors of cranberries and roasted sweet potatoes in this colorful side-dish from Chef Julie Harrington, RD.
Tart cranberries are the perfect pair for this crowd-pleasing cheeseboard by Bog Blogger Kristina Todini, RDN, Fork in the Road.