Specific nutrients: Prevention and promotion of remission
While whole food plant-based diets are good, diets high in certain nutrients are more beneficial in prevention and remission. Studies have shown these act at a genetic level.
Ellagic acid = walnuts, pecans, cranberries, pomegranate, raspberries
Sulforaphane = cruciferous veggies
Ursolic acid = apple peels, basil, bilberries, cranberries, rosemary
Ellagic acid, sulforaphane, and ursolic acid in the prevention and therapy of breast cancer: current evidence and future perspectives.
Jaman MS1, Sayeed MA2.
Globally, breast cancer is the most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women. Surgery, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and radiotherapy are currently available treatment options for breast cancer therapy. However, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and radiotherapy are often associated with side effects and multidrug resistance, recurrence, and lack of treatment in metastasis are the major problems in the treatment of breast cancer. Recently, dietary phytochemicals have emerged as advantageous agents for the prevention and therapy of cancer due to their safe nature. Ellagic acid (EA), sulforaphane (SF), and ursolic acid (UA), which are found in widely consumed fruits and vegetables, have been shown to inhibit breast cancer cell proliferation and to induce apoptosis. This review encompasses the role of EA, SF, and UA in the fight against breast cancer. Both in vitro and in vivo effects of these agents are presented.