New cool climate fruit crop in Canada has potential as anticancer super food

the ONA take:

Hippocrates, the father of medicine, stated, “Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.”

Researchers in Canada are taking those words to heart and have begun a new research initiative on the disease fighting power of haskap, the newest cool climate fruit crop in Nova Scotia. Haskap is also known as blue honeysuckle or honeyberry; it is a small blue berry similar to a blueberry.

Vasantha Rupasinghe, Canada Research Chair in Fruit Bioactives and BioProducts, is leading the team in this initiative. The fruit, which is rich in dietary antioxidants such as flavonoids, has potential to fight cancer if consumed daily along with other healthy lifestyle practices.

Their investigations include testing the anticancer activity of haskap bioactives on lung cancer cells; developing a manufacturing process that will optimize retention of the bioactives, vitamins, and anthocyanins in the fruit; and exploring its potential as a cancer-preventive food product.

The berry is new Canada; however, it has been used to treat many diseases in other countries such as Northern Russia, Japan, and China.

The research team is also working with LaHave Forests Farm, which has 60 acres of haskap orchards and plans to expand its orchards as well as sell plants to other farmers in Nova Scotia to encourage expanding the supply of the fruit.

New cool climate fruit crop in Canada has potential as an anticancer super food
The fruit has potential to fight cancer if consumed daily along with other healthy lifestyle practices.
Researchers at Dalhousie University's Faculty of Agriculture believe what Hippocrates, the father of medicine, stated thousands of years before: "Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food."
READ FULL ARTICLE From Medical Express
Loading links....
You must be a registered member of ONA to post a comment.

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters

Regimen and Drug Listings

GET FULL LISTINGS OF TREATMENT Regimens and Drug INFORMATION

Bone Cancer Regimens Drugs
Brain Cancer Regimens Drugs
Breast Cancer Regimens Drugs
Endocrine Cancer Regimens Drugs
Gastrointestinal Cancer Regimens Drugs
Genitourinary Cancer Regimens Drugs
Gynecologic Cancer Regimens Drugs
Head and Neck Cancer Regimens Drugs
Hematologic Cancer Regimens Drugs
Lung Cancer Regimens Drugs
Other Cancers Regimens
Rare Cancers Regimens
Skin Cancer Regimens Drugs