Black Raspberries Are One of the Prostate Cancer Prevention Foods

Mon, 2016-10-24

Men's prostate health

Prostate cancer is a real risk that instills fear in men above the age of 50. In America, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men, with a dismal statistic of 1 in 39 men to die of prostate cancer. Statistics show that an average of 1 in 7 men contracts prostate cancer, and almost 80% of the men recover from cancer via medical and dietary assistance. More than half of the cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older. However, prostate cancer can happen to younger men as well with the same level of devastating effects.

Berries have long been known to contain high levels of antioxidants as well as prostate cancer prevention properties. In Korea, black raspberries have traditionally been used to promote prostate health among men, with studies showing that black raspberries inhibit the growth of prostate cancer cells by reducing the activity of the group of enzymes known as metalloproteinases.

Black raspberries have joined the ranks of superberries in recent years, with its high antioxidant level and its ability to identify and kill cancerous cells in the body. This sets it apart from traditional medical treatments for cancer, such as radiation, medication and chemotherapy, which are unable to identify cancerous cells and thus kill all healthy and cancerous cells in its treatment.

A prostate cancer prevention research team at the University of Illinois Medical School of Chicago found that black raspberry consumption in rats inhibited prostate cancer induction and resulted in the accumulation of high amounts of anthocyanin metabolites in the rat prostate. Preliminary research in Korea has shown that ellagic acid, which is a major antioxidant in black raspberries, inhibits prostate cancer cells in a laboratory setting. While more research is being conducted on black raspberries to ascertain its relation with prostatism, there is no doubt on the health benefits of black raspberries to be consumed on a daily basis.

Prostate cancer is not a condition that can be effectively fought or prevented by physical exercise. A healthy diet that includes a daily consumption of black raspberries and other prostate cancer prevention foods aids in keeping the male body strong and minimise the risk of prostate cancer.

Given that black raspberries are grown fresh, they are usually refrigerated or frozen to maintain their level of freshness. Black raspberry juice as well as black raspberry vinegar are gaining increasing popularity in Korea for their wide range of health benefits. Quick and easy to drink, it is convenient for men to enjoy a chilled glass of black raspberry juice in the morning before heading out for work, or to consume a glass after dinner, as they unwind after a long day of work. Get yours from iDooRi today!

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