With people so concerned about the environment, you hear a lot about “going green” these days. But it turns out there’s another way to go green that’s not about saving the planet.
It’s about SAVING your life.
You see, there’s a “green remedy” that’s inexpensive, readily available, and easy to use. And new research finds it could potentially help block the formation of cancer.
Not just any old cancer, either. We all know now that some tumors are slow-growing and relatively harmless (such as many prostate growths) and can be safely ignored.
But this new study focused on a TOP killer of men and women alike. It’s a cancer that seems to strike at random and without mercy.
Colon cancer is responsible for nearly 1,000 U.S. deaths every week. But this “green” secret could help ensure you’re NOT one of them.
Popeye’s favorite could knock out colon cancer
For many of us of a certain age, the word spinach instantly makes us think of Popeye and his spinach-fueled muscles. And beyond that, it’s mostly just a cheap way to fill a salad bowl.
The dark leafy green makes a sturdy base layer of greens to be drowned in dressing and topped with chicken, cheese, avocado, and whatever other salad ingredients strike your fancy.
Now I happen to like spinach myself. But let’s face facts. Many folks eat those toppings and leave most of the leaves behind in the bowl.
But it’s time to turn over a new (spinach) leaf, flip that bowl upside down, and finish the greens FIRST. Because, if the new study is any indication, those green leaves could turn out to be a colon-cancer-destroying miracle, hiding in plain sight.
The spinach manages to perform this little miracle in a pretty surprising way. Because this time, it’s not just a single nutrient that’s found in the veggie, like the magnesium that it’s already known for.
Instead, it turns out the potent green can cause two critical changes in your digestive tract, where colon cancer can form.
- increase the diversity of bacteria and greater diversity of your helpful microbes can help block the formation of tumors
- “reset” key genes in that same area that are slowly damaged by toxins and aging, eventually leading to conditions that are ripe for cancer growth
The spinach appears to help reverse that gut damage making it harder for polyps to develop.
Health benefits in every bite
So why spinach and not other greens instead? It appears spinach has the perfect mix of fatty acids and linoleic acid derivatives to get the job done.
This combo of nutrients triggers the two critical changes I shared above, along with other beneficial gut changes. And that means when you “go green,” you’re providing your body with a powerful weapon against deadly colon cancer.
Now it’s important to note that this study was not a clinical trial. The results ARE still exciting, of course. But we do need to wait for more research before we can say how it works out in the real world. And we need more data before we can say precisely how much spinach you need to eat to get this colon-cancer fighting benefit.
But spinach is cheap, readily available, and has all kinds of other health benefits too. As I mentioned earlier, spinach is rich in diabetes-fighting magnesium. Plus, it’s also a good source of vitamins A, K, B2, B6, folate, and potassium.
So while we wait for a study and more information, go ahead and make spinach a part of your regular menu lineup. Just be sure to check in with your doctor first if you’re on a blood thinner, as vitamin K doesn’t play well with these drugs.
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