Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Top Cancer-Fighting Veggies

On his new website http://www.nutritionfacts.org/, Dr. Michael Greger combs the latest in nutrition research and presents it in free video clips.
In December 2010, he reviewed the most recent journal articles on cancer-fighting veggies.
Here are the results:
The Top Veggies For Suppressing Cancer-Cell Growth:
1. Spinach and radicchio, which stopped the development of breast, brain, kidney, lung pancreatic, prostate, and stomach cancer cells. Spinach also got high marks for stopping the growth of pediatric brain cancer cells.
2. Beets also performed well.
Unfortunately, the majority of veggies people often eat (potatoes, tomatoes, iceberg lettuce, and cucumbers) have little effect on cancer growth -- although they are rich in certain vitamins.
3. Other cancer-fighting superstars are found in the Cruciferous (cauliflower, broccoli, kale, cabbage, brussel sprouts) and Allium families of vegetables (leek, green onion, yellow onion, garlic)
What's amazing about these vegetables is their selective natures. They go after the cancer cells and leave the other cells alone.

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