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Potential Effects of Pomegranate Polyphenols in Cancer Prevention and Therapy

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 26 May 2021
Potential Effects of Pomegranate Polyphenols in Cancer Prevention and Therapy
Vegetable and fruit consumption is inversely associated with cancer incidence and mortality . Currently, interest in a number of fruits high in polyphenolic compounds has been raised due to their reported chemopreventive and/or chemotherapeutic potential. Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) has been shown to exert anticancer activity, which is generally attributed to its high content of polyphenols including ellagitannins, ellagic acid, and other flavonoids (quercetin, kaempferol, and luteolin ...
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The benefit of fasting mimicking diets

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 23 May 2021
The benefit of fasting mimicking diets
Extensive preclinical evidence suggests that short-term fasting and fasting mimicking diets (FMDs) can protect healthy cells against the perils of a wide variety of stressors, including chemotherapy, simultaneously rendering cancer cells more vulnerable to chemotherapy and other therapies. At Vitawell, we promote and support a fasting mimicking diet in particular days during the cancer treatments. The FMDs are not aimed at reducing the patient's body weight, but at sarving cancer cells....
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A warm soup for lunch. Great for winter. Easy to prepare.

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 22 May 2021
A warm soup for lunch. Great for winter. Easy to prepare.
A warm soup for lunch. Great for winter. Easy to prepare. Broccoli is a powerful nutrient that contains glucosinolates. Spinach is another health promoting nutrient and it contains carotenoids. Both nutrients are better absorbed with fat. Ingredients:
1 brown onion peeled.
1 tablespoon of chopped or grated fresh ginger.
2 garlic cloves peeled and finely chopped.
1 whole (600 grams) peeled and dices cauliflower.
1 head of broccoli (210 grams) roughly chopped including the stalk.
1 ...
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Delicious and nutritious gluten free and dairy free breakfast muffins.

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 18 May 2021
Delicious and nutritious gluten free and dairy free breakfast muffins.
Breakfast Muffins gluten free and dairy free For a gluten and dairy free, cook these muffins ahead of time for an on-the-go breakfast. The carrot and zucchini will help you meet your daily vegetables recommendations.
Ingredients:
½ cup quinoa (about 1 and ½ cups cooked quinoa)
150 grams almond meal
¼ up extra virgin olive oil cold pressed
3 eggs or 3 flaxseed egg (vegan option)
2 tsp organic vanilla extract
½ cup coarsely grated carrot
½ cup coarse...
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THE BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF CONSUMING LIGNANS

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 9 May 2021
THE BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF CONSUMING LIGNANS
Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, -linolenic acid, lignan, and fibres. One of the main components of flaxseed is the lignans, of which 95% are made of the predominant secoisolariciresinol diglucoside (SDG). SDG is converted into enterolactone and enterodiol, both with anti-estrogen activity and structurally like oestrogen; they can bind to cell receptors, decreasing cell growth.
There is growing evidence that an increased intake of flaxseeds and lignans is asso...
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