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Cancer Prevention

How do beets help fight cancer?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
    The 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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  • ANeal Barnard, MD, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered
    Dr. Neal Barnard - How do beets help fight cancer?

    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.


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