Fruits and the keto diet: What to eat and what to avoid

The ketogenic or keto diet is a popular diet known to help people lose fat. It involves taking a restricted amount of carbohydrates while increasing fat consumption to be used as energy. This means that you have to give up quite a few foods to cut your carbs, which include fruits. Should you be able to eat fruit when on a keto diet or should you kiss “nature’s candy” goodbye? Continue reading

Resveratrol May Offer Protection Against Alzheimer’s

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Resveratrol is a potent free radical quenching antioxidant found in a number of plants, including grape skins, red wine, raspberries, mulberries, pomegranate, and raw cacao Continue reading

These Berries Help Prevent Cervical Cancer

What could be better than a delicious fruit that is also a cancer-fighting food? Raspberries are an antioxidant food that contains some special compounds called “ellagitannins.” This family of compounds, which are almost exclusive to the raspberry, is reported to have anti- cancer activity.

In recent health news, a study performed at the Ohio State University has found that raspberry extract could inhibit cervical cancer growth.

Cervical cancer is the second most common female cancer worldwide. It is a challenge for doctors to treat this type of cancer. Because of this, the researchers at Ohio University set out to investigate food-based cancer preventative measures — specifically, the raspberry. Three human cervical cancer cell lines were treated with a black raspberry extract for the clinical trial. Various tests Continue reading