#1 Anticancer Vegetable

I’m so excited and honored to become a more active member of the Care2 community. I’m a physician, author, and researcher specializing in nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. One of my small contributions to the world (I also work at the Humane Society of the United States) is the creation of NutritionFacts.org, the first nonprofit, non-commercial, science-based website to provide free daily video updates on the latest in nutrition research. It has hundreds of videos on more than a thousand topics, and I upload a new video every day!

Every Wednesday and Friday here at Care2 Healthy Living I’ll post one of my videos from NutritionFacts.org and very much welcome your feedback, and will try to answer any ask-the-doctor type questions anyone may have. Given the release this month of the American Cancer Society’s new dietary guidelines calling for an “emphasis on plant foods,” I thought for today’s video pick (featured below) I’d feature a video that offers insight into which plant foods may be best. It covers a landmark study that pitted 34 common vegetables against 8 different lines of human cancer cells. Make sure to also check out the “prequel” video Veggies vs. Cancer featured above.

I am indebted to The Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation for their kind support in helping me launch NutritionFacts.org to further their mission of educating the public on the pivotal role nutrition can play in disease prevention.

I hope everyone’s having a happy healthy new year!
Michael Greger, M.D.

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Anna Undebeck
Anna Undebeck8 months ago

Thanks for sharing.

Rosemary Underhay
Rosemary Underhay8 months ago

Should be organic?

Past Member 8 months ago

I'm sorry, but just put it in writing. This takes too long and comes across as condescending.

Fi T.
Fi T.about a year ago

Never forget the significance of having some physical exercises

Dianne Dunn
Past Member about a year ago

Welcome Dr. Greger.
Thanks for this info.
Will look forward to more helpful nutritional info.

Fi T.
Fi T.about a year ago

Besides what we eat, go for some physical exercises

Jonathan Harper
Jonathan Harperabout a year ago


Duane B.
.2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Kelly Rogers3 years ago

Thank goodness I love veggies

Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey3 years ago

Extemely informative article. Thankyou. I will visit your website. Again Thank You. Does the garlic have to be raw or is it the allicin content of garlic(and others) alone that is the affective agent?