Eat Your Broccoli, It Can Prevent Colon Cancer

New research says eating vegetables may prevent the formation of cancerous polyps.

A recent study on mice has shown that eating certain vegetables decreases your risk for colon cancer. The compound "indole-3-Carbinol" (known as I3C) which is found in vegetables such as collard greens, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, and more may hold the key to disease prevention. This compound was found to improve gut health, which in turn reduces inflammation and decreases the risk of developing polyps that can lead to colon cancer.

While more research is required, this study's findings are the "first to give 'concrete evidence' of how dietary I3C [...] protects the gut from inflammation and cancer," reports Medical News Today. It is always a good idea to eat a diet that is full of vegetables and other nutrient-rich foods, so make sure to load up your plate with lots of greens to enjoy all the health benefits.


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