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March 19, 2019 • Healthy Eating & Nutrition

Winning Vegetables for Colon Cancer Prevention

Past studies have indicated that the allium family of vegetables, namely onions, garlics, shallots, and leeks, exhibit unique cancer-fighting properties. Thanks to a new study, their position as preventative agents for colon cancer just received a nice boost.
For this study, scientists interviewed 833 patients with colorectal cancer and 833 healthy subjects of the same age, sex, and residential area. In the face-to-face interviews, the study subjects answered detailed questions about their diets. The scientists found that those who reported the highest intake of allium vegetables, were 79 percent less likely to have colon cancer vs. those who consumed low amounts.
Allium veggies are home to exceedingly powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytochemicals, namely flavonoids and organo-sulfur compounds, that likely explain their anti-cancer prowess. For best results, strive to include one of more servings in your diet each day.
Check out this quick video for even more allium veggie goodness. (3)
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