Pomegranates, your weapon against breast cancer
Let’s take pomegranate. Pomegranate juice has been medically proven to represent an effective estrogen-responsive breast cancer treatment. More and more studies are confirming the fact that this juice is rich in antioxidants and it is a powerful weapon against breast cancer, acting mostly to prevent it. Further research is necessary and might bring about even more ways in which we can benefit from consuming pomegranate.
Let’s try to understand the underlying process by which pomegranate can help those struggling with breast cancer and those looking to prevent it.
Over 400,000 women are dying annually because of breast cancer and most of the cases could have been prevented through simple health monitoring and self examinations. Even more can be done to prevent by taking the right lifestyle choices. More than 75% of all breast cancers are fueled by estrogen. Researchers from Ohio State University have begun to develop a research focused only on the benefits of pomegranates for treating breast cancer, monitoring estrogen and ellagic acid. The researchers have discovered that this ellagic acid produced by the juicy seeds inside the large red fruit helps slow down or prevent cancerous modifications in the cells from the breast tissue.
Researchers, apart from their own observations, have pointed out that the pomegranate has been brought to our attention as a fruit that can significantly contribute to the health state of the heart. The fact that it contains antioxidants and also anti-cancerous active substances is also not a new thing but it has only now begun to be exploited to its fullest potential.
Now let’s return to estrogen and to trying to mak you understand how pomegranate can help against breast cancer. A study has recently been published in Cancer Prevention Research and it is the first to emphasize the impact of pomegranate on breast cancer and aromatase. Aromatase is an enzyme that stimulates estrogen production and stimulates the growth and spread of cancerous cells.
The research was further on focused on inhibiting estrogen, particularly on studying the effects of ten compounds derived from ellagitannin and produced by pomegranates. These are suspected to prevent estrogen-related cancer. Tests were made to see just how these ten compounds affect the growth of breast cancer and aromatase. Finally, from these ten compounds as star was born, namely urolithin B, the best weapon against breast cancer.
Numerous similar substances might be present in many foods around us. What researchers have come up with as a tool to detect these properties in fruits and vegetables is the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity scale. This scale measures he antioxidant level in different fruits and also vegetables.
This scale has facilitated the measuring of hundreds of different fruits and vegetables and right at the top are blueberries followed closely by plums, blackberries, raspberries, dark grapes, apples and strawberries. All these can definitely strengthen your organism and give you a better chance in front of any type of cancer.
All people are recommended to consume as many of these fruits as possible and soon enough prescribed medicine might encapsulate the benefits these foods contain in order to better target each affection. A pomegranate pill might soon be possible to integrate into your breast cancer treatment or even just in your prevention program.11