Raspberries... a magical fruit that reduces the growth of cancer cells

18 August, 2022
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Raspberries... a magical fruit that reduces the growth of cancer cells

Cancer is known as a rapidly growing disease, but adding superfoods to the diet may help calm tumor growth.

And one pill that gained scientific interest was found to reduce cancer cell growth by 60% in just 24 hours in one study.

Berries, thanks to their high antioxidant activity, may reduce cancer growth in a short time frame.

"The phytochemicals abundant in cranberries include anthocyanins and phenolic acids," says a report in the Journal of Nutrition and Cancer. Anthocyanins, the pigment known for giving them their distinctive red and purple color, are known to offer protection against diseases such as cancer.

Antioxidants are important because they remove free radicals from the cells of the body and prevent damage caused by oxidation, which is a precursor to many types of diseases.

In one test-tube study, published in the Journal of Nutrition and Cancer, researchers found that the anthocyanins (antioxidants) in the fruit were particularly effective in reducing the risk of colon cancer.

The study found that 50 mg of aronia extract reduced colon cancer cell growth by 60% after 24 hours. The cancer-suppressing effects are attributed to the activity of powerful antioxidants, which have been shown to be beneficial in warding off several types of cancer.

In fact, extracts from the berries were also shown to reduce oxidative stress linked to breast cancer in one 2009 study.

The research, published in the journal Planta Medica, showed that cranberry extract can reduce the number of harmful free radicals in blood samples from breast cancer patients.

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