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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredThe rich red color of beets actually comes from the cancer-fighting antioxidant betalains. Betalains starve tumors and hinder cell division. Researchers have shown that adding a quarter cup of beets to your daily diet, about three or four beet slices, can reduce your kidney cancer risk.
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Neal Barnard, MD, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered
The chemical that's responsible for the beet's vibrant color can also help prevent cancer, says nutrition specialist Dr. Neal Barnard. Find out more by watching this video.