Dried fruit could help in the fight against cancer

Here in the UK health experts have long since recognised that dried fruit can be just as healthy as fresh fruit, but further studies have now revealed it could also contain properties which may help fight cancer.

Dried fruit is a great source of fibre, vitamins and minerals, and their low glycaemic index values also means that they can play a role in preventing various aspects of metabolic diseases.

In addition to the benefits we already know about, researchers from the Harokopio University of Athens have also found that some dried fruits contain high levels of polyphenols which have been found to inhibit some forms of cancer.

‘While the mechanisms are unknown, extracts appear to stop propagation of cancer cells, bring on cancer cell death, and suppress inflammation.’ Said researcher Dr Andriana Kaliora.

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