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How can sweet potatoes help in cancer prevention?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

According to the experts, eating 1 cup of sweet potatoes a week could reduce your risk of lung, skin and prostate cancers. Sweet potatoes contain lutein and carotenoids, molecules shown to starve cancer cells. Sweet potatoes are also loaded with alpha carotene. In studies, people with the highest levels of alpha carotene had almost a 40% decrease in risk of death. To achieve maximum health results, eat 1 cup of sweet potatoes a day.

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