A glass of pomegranate juice a day may keep prostate cancer at bay.

The first clinical trial of pomegranate juice in patients with recurrent prostate cancer was recently conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles. The researchers found that polyphenols in pomegranate helped reduce levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA), inhibit growth, and cause apoptosis – or programmed cell death – of prostate cancer cells in vivo (in the body).

The patients in the study enjoyed eight ounces of pomegranate juice daily, which contained 570 mg of polyphenols. To get the benefits, mix up your own pomegranate spritzer with one cup of sparkling mineral water, two ounces of pomegranate juice, and a lemon wedge.

[Ed. Note: Kelley Herring is the founder and CEO of Healing Gourmet (www.healinggourmet.com ), a multimedia company that educates the public on how foods promote health and protect against disease, and is editor-in-chief of the Healing Gourmet book series, including Eat to Fight Cancer. You can learn more about how simple lifestyle choices can improve your health by reading ETR’s free natural health e-letter.

Correction: In the 10/16 issue of Early to Rise, we mistakenly said that polyphenols cause apoptosis of prostate cancer cells in vitro. Instead, polyphenols cause apoptosis of prostate cancer cells in vivo.]

Kelley Herring

Kelley Herring is the Founder & CEO of Healing Gourmet – a multimedia company that educates on how foods promote health and protect against disease. As a young adult, Kelley battled a debilitating health condition that went misdiagnosed by multiple doctors for more than a year. Finding no help from “modern medicine”, she turned to her own knowledge of biochemistry and her passion for health research. She soon learned that her symptoms were related to nutrition and within weeks, she charted a course back to health with nothing more than simple lifestyle changes and the power of the plate. The lessons she learned spawned the creation of Healing Gourmet. Kelley is a firm believer in vigorous exercise, moderate sun exposure and delicious, healthy, home-cooked meals. She is also the creator of Healing Gourmet’s Personalized Nutrition Software and Editor-in-Chief of the Healing Gourmet book series published by McGraw-Hill including Eat to Fight Cancer, Eat to Beat Diabetes, Eat to Lower Cholesterol and Eat to Boost Fertility.

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