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Super-Foods that Prevent Colon Cancer
February 07, 2014
|J.R. and I hope you're well and adding natures super foods to your family's diet!
It's when information meets inspiration that a newsletter can help you lead a healthy and active life.
Knowledge is important when you have what it takes to become a healthier you!
Today we'd like to share with you a variety of super-foods that can help to prevent colon cancer.
People who ate brown rice at least once a week reduced their risk of colon polyps, which are growths that may be precancerous, by 40 percent, according to a study in Nutrition and Cancer.
The secret: It's high fiber content.
Fiber contains a short-chain fatty acid that halts cancer cells’ growth.
Brown rice has 3.5 grams of fiber in one cup, compared to half a gram per cup of white rice.
A vitamin-D deficiency may contribute to colon cancer, recent research suggests.
Three ounces of sockeye salmon (half of a typical portion) contains 112 percent of your recommended daily value of vitamin-D.
Few other foods come close to its D potency.
A compound in corn fiber, inositol hexaphosphate, prevents colon cancer growth, University of Maryland research shows.
Add real butter for a dose of cancer-fighting conjugated linoleic acid (CLA).
Did you know the peanut is a legume, not a nut?
Eating legumes such as chickpeas, black beans, and peas, three times a week reduces the risk of colon polyps by 33 percent, Loma Linda University researchers found.
Half a cup of peanuts contains more than 6 grams of fiber.
Taking a ginger root supplement for 28 days reduced colon inflammation by 28 percent, according to Cancer Research Prevention.
Colon inflammation has been associated with the development of tumors.
Take a 2-gram ginger root supplement or eat 2 tablespoons of fresh ginger with a meal daily, the study’s researchers recommend.
All it takes is one cup of tea a day to cut your colon cancer risk in half, suggests research from Louisiana State University and the University of North Carolina.
Antioxidants in the tea could keep cancer cells from growing.
Research from Oregon State University suggests that white tea is especially powerful at blocking colon-polyp growth, even more effective than green tea.
Lab research shows that the yellow pigment in curry, called curcumin, can kill colon-cancer cells.
When Louisiana State University researchers exposed cancerous cells to the compound, 25 percent of the cells were killed within 24 hours.
The beta-carotene in spinach may help fight colon cancer, suggests research in the Journal of Nutrition.
Another study in the journal Nutrition and Cancer found that people who ate cooked green vegetables once a day had a 24 percent lower risk of colon cancer than people who ate less.
For a cancer-fighting super-meal, add cooked spinach to a mushroom omelet.
White button mushrooms are rich in the antioxidant ergothioneine, which has cancer-fighting properties.
Lab tests show that raspberry-fed rats develop 80 percent fewer tumors than animals that ate standard rat chow.
Pick black raspberries for 40 percent more cancer-fighting antioxidants than the red variety.
Unfortunately, that's all the time we have for today.
We wish you and your family the very best of the new year!
We truly hope this information helps and you found some value in this edition!
Until next time, we want you to,
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