This Future Superfood Fights Pancreatic Cancer
Doctors won’t ask how you or a loved one wants to treat cancer. They’ll only ask how you want to pay for treatment. There’s no choice. Just look at what happened to Cassandra C. in Connecticut…
At 17 years old, the Supreme Court declared her not mature enough to decide whether or not she can refuse chemotherapy for her cancer. She doesn’t have a death wish. She wants a natural solution instead.1 Yet to experts, no such thing exists.
But that’s a lie.
Pancreatic cancer has one of the lowest survival rates of any cancer. Most people live for an average of just six months after diagnosis.2 Recent research confirms there’s a new natural weapon for fighting it. But really, this solution is nothing new…
It’s an obscure berry. With a weird name. It’s been around for hundreds of years. A native to the wetlands and swamps of North America, this black-purple treat may be the next big superfood. And for good reason…
A team of investigators from the University of Southampton and King’s College Hospital in the UK looked at pancreatic cancer cells. They found treating cells with gemcitabine, a traditional chemo drug, wasn’t very effective… But adding a certain berry extract to the treatment killed significantly more cancer cells.3
The extract didn’t cause any damage to healthy cells. But you can’t say the same about gemcitabine… Using it may lead to brain, kidney, liver, and lung damage. It could even kill you if you use it within a week of radiation therapy.4
But not this berry. We’re talking about…
…aronia berries. You might already know them as chokeberries.
We’ve told you before this berry is an antioxidant powerhouse. It helps fight the flu and supports a healthy heart. Aronia berries also help fight breast and cervical cancers. Even leukemia. But its ability to tackle pancreatic cancer is its most impressive yet.
The researchers believe polyphenols are the reason for anti-cancer effect. It’s not surprising. These antioxidants fight cancer-causing inflammation. And unlike chemotherapy, antioxidants only target cancer cells. Not the healthy cells in your body.
Aronia berries are rich in anthocyanins. These help protect your heart. They also help lower your risk for cancer. One 3.5 oz serving of these berries gives you more than 2,000 mg of antioxidant power.5
Pancreatic cancer is a devastating diagnosis. But adding aronia berries to your diet may help you avoid it altogether. And if you or a loved one is going through your doctor’s treatment for the disease, they may help prevent the damage. They’re much more beneficial than the foods the American Cancer Society wants you to eat—like cake, cookies, ice cream, and sports drinks.6
It may not be easy to find fresh aronia berries. Try your local farmer’s market or health food store. If you can’t find them fresh, you can buy them freeze dried. Taking an aronia berry extract supplement is another solution. Aim for about 400 mg per serving.