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Strawberries: Choose Organic For More Cancer Fighting Power

by Kelley Herring on December 6, 2012

Thanks to flash-freezing methods, strawberries are always in season. And if you choose organic you’ll not only limit your exposure to pesticides, but may also boost the cancer-fighting effects of these delicious berries.

A recent study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry tested the extracts of five types of strawberries on human colon cancer and breast cancer cells. While all of the strawberry extracts decreased the proliferation of both types of cancer cells, the organic strawberry extract had stronger cancer-fighting activity.

Here’s a few delicious ways to enjoy strawberries, organic, of course!


About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.

Olsson ME, Andersson CS, Oredsson S, Berglund RH, Gustavsson KE.Antioxidant levels and inhibition of cancer cell proliferation in vitro by extracts from organically and conventionally cultivated strawberries.J Agric Food Chem. 2006 Feb 22;54(4):1248-55

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