The cancer-fighting great 8 [slideshow]

Red grapes and peanuts

Red grapes and peanuts contain a cancer-fighting compound called resveratrol, which stops cancer cells in their tracks, causes cancer cell death by interfering with cell action, prevents several inflammation-related genes, and mitigates the effects of external stimulus coming into the body.

In terms of breast cancer treatment, one of the major challenges is a worrying phenomenon known as multidrug resistance, where a person is resistant to medications and their treatment becomes difficult, or sometimes even impossible.

Resveratrol reduces drug oxidation metabolism to protect cells from being exposed to further carcinogens. And it also helps modulate the expression of estrogen and regulate the cell cycle — all of which appear to reverse multidrug resistance.

Read: Resveratrol for breast cancer prevention and treatment

Jedha Dening

By Jedha Dening

Jedha Dening is a qualified nutritionist (MNutr), researcher, author, freelance writer, and founder of type 2 diabetic nutrition site Diabetes Meal Plans. Her masters thesis on nutrition and inflammation was published and then presented at a national scientific conference. She has millions of words published in the health industry across various print and online publications. Having been in the field for over 15 years, she’s incredibly passionate about delving into the latest research to share the myths and truths surrounding nutrition and health. She believes when armed with the right knowledge, we’re empowered to make informed choices that can truly make a difference.