What should you eat to help fight colon cancer?
A diet high in onions, apples, tea, beans, and kale may reduce the risk for advanced colon cancer by 76 percent. National Cancer Institute researchers found the startling results in a study of 2,000 men and women who were diagnosed with pre-cancerous polyps of the colon and rectum. Those assigned to “healthful diets” rich in fruit and vegetables showed the lowest recurrence of advanced tumors. The positive results held only for foods high in flavonols, a subset of flavonoids. Flavonoids intake as a whole did not significantly reduce cancer risk. Flavonols are found in varying amounts according to variety in onions, kale, leeks, beans, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, apples, tea, black grapes and blueberries.