Are you the skeptical type? Do like to have solid, definitive proof before believing in something? Well — how about this latest health news about a food that could actually prevent cancer? Researchers have found that broccoli is 95% lethal against colon cancer cells.
Colon cancer usually takes hold in the large intestine or the rectum. Although it is considered one of the leading causes of death when compared with other forms of cancer, if diagnosed early, it can often be completely cured. Colon cancer starts to grow in glands in the lining of your colon and rectum. Doctors often refer to this type of cancer as “colorectal cancer.” You can be at a higher risk for colon cancer if you eat a diet high in red or processed meats, already have cancer somewhere else, have inflammatory bowel disease, or have a family history of colon cancer.
When it comes to treating and preventing the disease, diet may play a key role. Everything you eat likely makes its way to the colon eventually. The more healthy food you digest, the less chance there is for toxins and other unhealthy substances to cause negative genetic changes in your colon cells. This is exactly why you’ll want to add broccoli to your diet on a regular basis.
In one recent clinical trial, scientists studied the effects of a broccoli extract on different human cancer cell lines. The scientists found that broccoli specifically excelled in its performance against colon cancer cells. In fact, the tasty vegetable showed 95% lethality when attacking the cancer cells! It would be hard to argue that broccoli shouldn’t be considered a natural cancer cure after a performance like that.
Broccoli’s health benefits don’t stop with cancer-prevention. The veggie is also thought to have strong anti-inflammatory properties and may be useful in the treatment against arthritis.
For more information on this topic, read the article, The Arthritis-Shielding Veggie.