Have a Colon Cancer Risk? This Food Can Be The Antidote
Colon cancer many haunts adult males because of dietary habits that lack fiber and general digestive problems. With proper dietary habits, the risk of colon cancer can be reduced. Recent studies show one of them is the consumption of sweet potatoes or purple potatoes. Purple potatoes, including other colored fruits and vegetables, are said to reduce the risk of colon cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. Colored plants, such as purple potatoes, contain bioactive compounds, such as anthocyanins and phenolic acids, which have been linked to cancer prevention
What we learned is that food has double blade eyes. This can increase the risk of illness, but it can also help prevent chronic diseases, such as colon cancer, "said Jairam K. P Vanamala, associate professor at Pennsylvania State University in the US.
In the study, pigs were used as the subject studied. Vanamala says that pigs are used because their digestive system is very similar to the human digestive system, more than in rats. To test the pigs, researchers used raw potatoes and roasted potatoes. Pigs who underwent a high-calorie diet coupled with purple potatoes had interleukin mucosal interleukin-6 (IL-6) lower than those in the control group. IL-6 is an inflammatory protein. Increased levels of IL-6 correlate with proteins, such as Ki-67 associated with the spread and growth of cancer cells, Vanamala said. Read also: For Diabetes Patients Purple Sweet Potatoes may be a Recommended Choice of Intake The findings, published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, eating whole foods containing nutrients macronutrients (substances needed by humans in large quantities) such as proteins; as well as micro and phytonutrients, such as vitamins, carotenoids and flavonoids; is seen as effective in altering the IL-6 path. Vanamala says the findings reinforce new research showing that eating cultures with a plant-based diet tend to have lower rates of colon cancer than a meat-eating culture
White potatoes may have beneficial compounds, but purple potatoes have a much larger concentration of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds, "" Vanamala said, as quoted by Zeenews, Wednesday (27/09/2017). Also read: The Rainbow Diet, Colorful Diet Trends for a Slim and Healthy Body
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