Prevent Prostate Cancer and
Breast Cancer by Eating Walnuts
recent study by Dr. Paul Davis, University of California, has shown that eating walnuts regularly reduces the presence of the hormone IGF1(insulin-like
growth factor 1), which
is one of the elements responsible for
the development of the risks of colorectal, breast,
and prostate cancer.
cancer causes a great majority of men in the US (as well as in other countries all over the world) to lose
their life early. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), Prostate cancer is the second
leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer.The disease is so common that it kills nearly 50,000 men every year in the United States alone.
But do you know you can prevent prostate cancer by eating a
handful of walnuts every day?
a recent study published in the journal "Journal of Medicinal Food", eating walnuts every
day could reduce the chances of developing prostate cancer. The good news not only the
nut (including its oil)
works as a prostate cancer prevention but it also has the property to slow tumor growth, which makes it ideal
for men already diagnosed with the disease. Scientists
behind the study have observed that the tumor
progression in mice was stopped by feeding them (the mice) walnuts every day.
The rodents were fed nuts and
nut-based foods for 8 weeks (2 months).
The researchers have found that not only walnuts reduced the progression of prostate cancer cells in the mice but
also reduced cholesterol and significantly
increased the level of insulin to combat diabetes. In
previous studies, walnuts have already been shown to protect
against breast cancer and heart disease. Walnuts are
already tasty, with so many health benefits, people need to increase their intake.
Walnut is so rich in many nutrients
that some scientists consider it as a superfood. The nut is high in a variety of health boosting chemicals, such
as omega-3, a polyunsaturated fatty acid which is essential for many functions of our body,
including our skin and brain
health. In fact, some consider walnuts as the ultimate brain food. With decline in the
brain functions with age, walnuts are good for the older population who want to age with their brain healthy and
memory fully intact.
this latest study and many others, it is clear that the war against fats led the US
government causes more harms than good. The problem is bad fats: butter, lard, whole milk, ice
cream, cream, cheese and high-fat meats (such as bacon); not
health fats: walnut oil, olive oil, flax seed
oil, avocado oil, hemp seed oil, etc.
which is a fatty food, is a perfect example that the idea of getting rid of fats in a diet for it to be healthy is not scientifically
proven. Just one handful of walnuts daily reduces the risk for cancers (prostate cancer, breast cancer and others),
diabetes, heart disease, memory decline, and the list goes one.