Cranberry juice halts flu virus, say Tel Aviv researchers

Tel Aviv: A substance found in cranberries has the ability to stop the flu virus in its tracks, researchers at the University of Tel Aviv have discovered.

It is already known that compounds in the juice are capable of killing bacteria, especially in the mouth and bladder but the anti-viral specialists found that it also stops the flu virus from attaching itself to human cells.

In bladder conditions drinking eight ounces of juice more than doubles protection against infection. And the researchers believe the same may apply to the flu virus