black raspberries fight colon cancer

A Sweet and Natural Way to Prevent Colon Cancer

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More and more research confirms what we’ve been saying all along… The foods you eat can—quite simply—make you or break you.  A recent study on one specific fruit is the perfect example…

Chicago researchers tested this fruit on mice. They published their findings in Cancer Prevention Research.1 Researchers divided mice into two groups and induced them with forms of colon cancer. They fed both groups a high-risk diet with one key difference… Researchers supplemented some of the diets with this fruit for 12 weeks.

The mice that ate the fruit had fewer tumors. Mice with tumors in their small intestine showed a decrease in tumor size by 45 percent. And the total number of tumors decreased by 60 percent.

The mice induced with cancer in their large intestines had a 50 percent reduction of tumor development. The fruit also reduced inflammation. That’s vital when it comes to stopping cancer cells.

All they had to do was eat one type of berry. But it’s not your average berry…

Black raspberries. Not to be confused with blackberries.

And make no mistake. This news is pretty huge. Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths.2 But if caught early it can be treated and cured.

Researchers from the University of Connecticut studied the berry’s anti-inflammatory effects on ulcerative colitis,3 a type of colon disease that can lead to colon cancer. The researchers fed mice with the berry extract. And more positive results…  Inflammation decreased.

A third study only confirms black raspberries’ powerful properties. Researchers from Ohio studied the berry extract’s ability to stop colon cancer cell growth using an in vitro cancer model. Researchers tested various extract doses. All extracts significantly halted cancer cell growth.

Black raspberries are packed with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. More so than any other berry.

They’re almost exclusively grown in Oregon. That means they can be hard to find in your local grocer. So if you can’t find them in your produce aisle or your local farmer’s market, try looking in the freezer section. Or you can also reap the benefits by buying them in extract supplement form found at a health food store.

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  2. Please take me off of your list. I am totally opposed to animal experimentation and inducing mice with cancer is sick and evil. There are many other ways to do experiments without abusing, torturing and killing animals.

    I really enjoyed the health information but not at the expense of the animals. I take a stand for the defenseless and voiceless. It’s cruel and unnecessary. Thank you.

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  3. Black raspberries grow wild in Maine, not just in Oregon. Similar climates. But the harvest season is short–1-2 months a year, just as for blueberries,strawberries, blackberries–which also grow in Maine. If you want berries year-round, obviously you have to preserve them.
    What is the health value if berries are NOT eaten freshly picked, but rather delay for days in stores, or the berries are then frozen, refrigerated, dried, home-canned, or made into jam, jelly, or wine?
    Please find out and inform us in a linked article–otherwise the information in this article is impractical year-round.
    “Summer in Maine is GREAT..and the other 11 months aren’t bad..!”

    1. where in maine? and how do you know if they are safe to eat? I think that’s a great idea. I bet you could hit them in water and freeze immediately.. would love to know the answer… great article….. I wonder if we could get seeds and grow ourselves in a green house? We definitely need to get back to nature and self reliance.

  4. I have a problem of cronic deseas such as highbloed pressure
    and sugar.Please help me.

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