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Study Shows Carrots and Celery May Prevent Colon Cancer

Study Shows Carrots and Celery May Prevent Colon Cancer

Carrots Colon CancerNeed another reason to eat more vegetables? Research suggests that an antioxidant found in both celery and carrots may reduce the risk of colon cancer. Although we all know that eating more fruits and vegetables is beneficial to our overall health, it becomes all the more important when connected to cancer prevention.

Luteolin, found in carrots and celery, is an antioxidant that is capable of stopping signal pathways used in colon cancer cell growth. Though it is not an anti-cancer agent just yet, this discovery reveals more about luteolin and its role in colon cancer.

In addition to celery and carrots, other healthy foods are all recommended for colon cancer prevention. Eating a high-fiber, low-fat diet and restricting alcohol intake may reduce the risk of colon cancer. As always, getting screened is the best way to find out what’s best for you – and prevent colon cancer.

posted on April 27, 2012 in news