As for the Italian population, unfortunately, more than 50,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are registered every year. In fact, it would seem that the final part of the digestive system is the one most affected by the onset of neoplastic pathologies.
Naturally, an unregulated lifestyle and low physical activity, combined with food choices that are not always correct, contribute to the expansion of this phenomenon.
Previously, for example, it was highlighted that more than red meat and dairy products, this is the killer food that triggers colon cancer according to the World Health Organization.
Few people know that these very common spices could be the number 1 enemy of colorectal cancer
However, not everything we put on the table has negative effects, indeed. Based on the active ingredients contained within them, some foods may prove useful in the prevention of tumor pathologies. In particular, below we will present some condiments present in practically any home but whose merits are not fully known. In fact, few people know that these very common spices could be the number 1 enemy of colorectal cancer but also of cholesterol and cardiovascular disorders.
There are numerous recent studies confirming the anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties of curcumin, of which, intuitively, turmeric is rich.
Panacea for all ills
Thanks to its characteristics, it would seem that turmeric is able to counteract the disease due to the positive effect it has on inflammatory states. In addition, precisely as an antioxidant, it would have a close correlation on the reduction of oxidative stress. In addition, turmeric is rich in fibers that promote food transit, avoiding accumulations of fat and cholesterol, causes of digestive system diseases. Finally, turmeric is rich in vitamins of group B, K and E.
The new studies on eugenol
Even more recent are the experiments conducted on eugenol, a principle previously associated with cancer prevention, abundantly present in spices such as cinnamon or cloves. It was the Veronesi Foundation that promoted the study of these molecules that would be able to induce autophagy, that is, the programmed death of cancer cells. The research is aimed at obtaining specific diets against cancer episodes, in particular, precisely with regard to the colorectal.
Nutrition and prevention of colorectal cancer
The study will also be conducted on the effects of spermidine, similar to those of eugenol, which are instead present in wheat and soy germ. When it comes to soy, few people know about this great bone ally and natural cancer killer.
A conscious diet, once again, proves to be a great resource for our health. However, it is essential that this is accompanied by responsible medical supervision and a healthy lifestyle.
(We remind you to carefully read the warnings regarding this article, which can be consulted WHO”)