Dr. Oz: Tumeric Fights Cancer
Dr. Oz talked about his top three cancer-fighting foods on the show today. First up was tumeric, which is known for its incredible cancer battling abilities. Dr. Oz chose a volunteer from the audience, Sarah, to talk about the benefits of tumeric. She had heard of it but didn’t know what it was.
Tumeric has been studied for preventing the development of cancer, the growth of cancer, and the spread of cancer. 20 different clinical trials are currently ongoing testing the cancer fighting abilities of tumeric. Sarah tried some quinoa with tumeric in it. She said it was a lot more mild than she thought.
Dr. Oz said that Indian restaurants often have dishes with tumeric and it’s also easy to incorporate into your homemade meals. Dr. Oz recommended getting 3 teaspoonfuls a day.
Dr. Oz: Strawberries are Rich in Elliagic Acid
Dr. Oz had a special video from Dr. William Li, who said strawberries are his favorite cancer-fighting foods. The tartness comes from elliagic acid, which starves cancer cells by cutting off its blood supply. Strawberries can reduce lung cancer risk by 20 percent. Elliagic acid has also been shown to kill breast and ovarian cancer cells.
Dr. Oz: Broccoli Reduces Risk of Cancer
Broccoli was the number one food on Dr. Oz’s list. It’s associated with up to a 30 percent reduced risk of lung and breast and colon cancer. Dr. Oz said the stem has double the benefit for fighting cancer than the flower. It’s the better part. So Dr. Oz recommended skimming off the skin of the stem and eating the inside, which he said was juicy and delicious.
You could cut it up really fine to add to a stir fry or to your favorite meal. Dr. Oz recommended eating 1 cup of raw or 1/2 cup cooked broccoli per day.