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How do beets help fight cancer?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
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.
This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com
Neal D. Barnard, MD
Psychiatry

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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