Colorectal cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, and the third in men.Chances for a five-year survival rate are between 54-65%. There are a few simple markers that you will notice – including blood in your stool.

How Do You Go About Prevention?

First, you can not completely eliminate your chances of getting cancer, but there are ways to stop it, which are mainly changes in lifestyle and diet. So go to exercise, eat apple,more fruits and vegetables.

For Diet, Stock Up on Berries

Yes. Berries.Blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, acai berries, strawberries, raspberries … everything you can put into the berry category is good.

Why?

Strawberries are packed with lots of: antioxidants, tannins and phytochemicals.

Antioxidants

Antioxidants cause apoptosis (a-pop-to-sis). Apoptosis is cell death. It’s something that your body naturally liberates carcinogenic, deformed or dying cells.

Apoptosis specifically targets the bad cells – unfortunately, chemotherapy and radiation can not tell the difference about healthy cells and cancerous cells. So apoptosis is an innocuous way to eliminate multiple cancer cells.

Tannin

Anti-carcinogens (carcinogenic cancer-causing chemicals) and antimutagens (preventing cells from mutating from normal to carcinogenic) tannin potential can be linked to their antioxidant properties, which are important in protecting cells from oxidative sources.

The generation of superoxide radicals (biologically rather toxic and used by the immune system for killing invasive microorganisms but occasionally causing cell damage) has been reported as inhibited by tannins and related compounds. Antimicrobial tannin activity is well documented. Tannins inhibit the growth of many fungi, yeasts, bacteria and viruses.

Phytochemicals, especially anthocyanins

Anthocyanins are what gives dark color an astringent taste and act as antioxidants. Some studies show that anthocyanins can neutralize hydrogen peroxide produced in other organes.

But which berries are best?

David Geffen Medical School at the University of California has studied six popular berries:

  • Blackberries
  • Black Raspberry
  • Blueberry
  • Cranberry
  • Red Raspberry
  • Strawberry

They found a top three…

  1. Black Raspberries
  2. Strawberries
  3. Indian Blackberries (Jamun Berry)

This study reveals the potential benefits of Jamun berry extract against breast cancer. They are also a good source of potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and vitamin C.

So try to eat more of these berries.

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