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Fruit may reduce cancer cell growth by 60% within 24 hours

Cancer is defined as a rapidly growing disease, but adding superfoods to the diet may help calm tumor growth.    One pill was found to have gained scientific attention to reduce cancer cell growth by 60% in just 24 hours in one study.




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


  • One pill was found to have gained scientific attention to reduce cancer cell growth by 60% in just 24 hours in one study.
  • Thanks to its high antioxidant activity
  • berries may reduce cancer growth in a short time frame.



A report in the Journal of Nutrition and Cancer states: 


"Phytochemicals frequently available in cranberries include anthocyanins and phenolic acids."


Anthocyanins, a pigment known for giving its distinctive red and purple colour, are defined as providing protection against diseases such as cancer.


In fact, strangulation of berries is one of the richest sources of plant antioxidants, along with blueberries and broccoli.


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



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


The study found that 50 mg of aronia extract reduced the growth of colon cancer cells by 60% after 24 hours.


The effects of cancer suppression have been traced back to strong antioxidant activity, which has been shown to be useful in preventing several cancers.


In fact, excerpts of berries also showed that they reduce the oxidative stress associated with breast cancer in one study in 2009.


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


While a large number of studies have highlighted anthocyanin's ability to inhibit digestive cancers, there is evidence that applying topically antioxidants can also prevent skin cancer.


Current evidence of the link between berries and cancer may be limited, but it highlights the value of investigating the association in greater depth.