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6 Ways to Slash Colon Cancer Risk

4.  Eat more magnesium. Research shows that magnesium can cut the risk of colon cancer by 41% yet experts estimate that 80% of North Americans are deficient in this critical mineral.  Some excellent sources include:  raw almonds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, figs, alfalfa sprouts, and dark leafy greens.

5. Eat more fiber. Beans and whole grains are among the best sources of fiber.  Fiber helps keep your bowels moving and that means toxins too.  Fiber helps bind toxic matter in the colon and escorts it out of your body.  Add a handful of beans to soup, stew, salad, or add tomato sauce to beans and enjoy.  Strive for at least one-half cup of beans daily.

6.  Spice up your life with curries. One of the key ingredients in many curries—turmeric—contains a compound called curcumin which has been shown to reduce the risk of colon cancer by 25%.  What’s more:  scientists at the University of Chicago found that curcumin destroys H. pylori, a harmful bacteria that is linked to ulcers and colon cancer.  Sprinkle turmeric on your veggies or meat dishes, or add to soups and stews.  There are also many delicious curry recipes you can try.  Be sure they contain turmeric.

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11:06PM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

very interesting

5:03PM PST on Nov 13, 2011

Thank you

9:34AM PST on Nov 6, 2011

super info

2:56AM PDT on Nov 4, 2011

I'm going to continue munching on almonds.

3:14PM PDT on Oct 26, 2011

Great information to know...Thanks!

6:23PM PDT on Oct 23, 2011

have to have one done in 2 weeks..ewww

6:18PM PDT on Oct 23, 2011

I hate colonoscopies, but I'll take them.

3:55PM PDT on Oct 23, 2011

Colonoscopies don't prevent cancer - true. However, my sister-in-law died of colon cancer. If it had been caught sooner (i.e. through a colonoscopy) she would have had a much better chance of surviving to see her son (who was 8 when she died) graduate from high school this year.

3:16AM PDT on Oct 23, 2011

great article, thank you for sharing!

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