Plums Polyphenols for Breast Cancer

plumsPlums contain antioxidant polyphenols that have the ability to destroy breast cancer cells and block new cancer cells from developing.

Plums contain polyphenols, shown to interfere with cancer cell replication in laboratory studies. Extracts from plums containing concentrated polyphenols were effective in causing apoptosis (cell death) in cancerous cells in laboratory studies.

To increase your intake of these polyphenols, add fresh or frozen plums to smoothies, snack on dried plums (prunes), and spread plum jam on toast. Plum concentrate can be added to bubbly water such as Pellegrino for a refreshing nutrient drink or added to smoothies to add breast cancer fighting polyphenols, color and flavor.

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Epigenetics and Cancer

There have been great advances in the field of epigenetics, which is the study of environmental factors such as diet and toxins that can influence gene expression.

There was a longheld belief that genes had a permanent plan for our biology. We now know that some genetic markers for cancer will not necessary be “expressed” and that we can, via epigenetics therapy, effect gene expression.

For example, piperine, a nutrient compound found in black pepper, has an epigenetic effect. This means that it can change or reduce the expression of specific cancer genes, even ones that are programmed for cancer. Researchers have found that piperine may be a potential agent for the prevention and treatment of human breast cancer as it reduces HER2 overexpression.

Even though this is a new science, the research strongly indicates that individuals may benefit from its application today.


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Controllable Risk Factor for Breast Cancer

Controllable Risk Factor for Breast Cancer

Many risk factors for breast cancer are controllable. For example, diets with less processed foods made, such as white flour, are linked to reduced cases of breast cancer.

This has been found in multiple broad studies throughout the world.  A high intake of refined carbohydrates is associated with increased breast cancer incidence.

It’s easy to reduce this risk factor, simply eat more unrefined carbohydrates such as whole, unprocessed grains and less simple sugars and processed grains.  Beans, peas, lentils, nuts and seeds are also excellent sources of unrefined carbohydrate.

Citrus Fruit Contain Anti-Tumor Compounds

Citrus Fruit Contain Anti-Tumor Compounds

Citrus fruits contain hesperidin, an antioxidant flavonoid compound that interferes with the growth of breast cancer cells.

Hesperidin inhibited the growth and replication of breast cancer cells in a laboratory study. Scientists think that hesperidin might interrupt certain cellular pathways involved in hormone receptor binding in cancerous cells.  Therefore, this nutrient is particularly effective  in preventing, and slowing the development of, hormone-related cancers.

Hesperidin is found abundantly in oranges, tangerines and grapefruit.