Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pomegranate Juice and Prostate Cancer

(pictured: Green Tea with Yerba Mate, Goji Berries and Pomegranate Juice)

For those of you that have prostate cancer in the family I wanted to post a link to this abstract of an article found in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

According to the abstract, scientists now have a deeper understanding of how pomegranate juice contributes to prostate cancer protection. The scientists seem to be advocating the consumption of pomegranate juice for those with prostate cancer and those that wish to avoid it. According to a phase II study presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association in 2005, daily consumption of pomegranate juice reduced the spread of established prostate cancer by 67%. Since it is easier to prevent cancer than treat it, as a wife I want to make certain my husband does have to deal with this problem.

We will continue to add a little pomegranate juice to our green tea during the day. We starting doing this after reading in "Anticancer" that 8 ounces of pomegranate juice per day was recommended to keep prostate cancer at bay.

For those ladies that aren't concerned with prostate health, the antiinflammatory and antioxidant properties of pomegranates are also well established. I also consume pomegranate juice every day as part of my "every little bit helps" theory of nutrition.

I hope everyone has a happy and healthy day.

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