Sunday, April 8, 2012

"Root out" Cancer

Ketchup isn't the only cancer-fighting condiment. Wasabi and horseradish may help stop tumors, too. When scientists at Michigan State University applied extracts to both roots to several cancers, cell growth declined by as much as 70 percent. Wasabi and horseradish belong to the mustard family of vegetables, which contain sulfur compounds that have been previously identified as cancer killers. Since most wasabi is reconstituted from powder, put your money on horseradish; it's ground fresh from the root, making it more likely to contain a surfeit of sulfur compounds.

Source: Men's Health


  1. Nice blog on skin and beauty tips :)

  2. HA! Just read this. I will vainly consider it a tribute to me. :)

  3. Not that good. You failed to mention that these "treatments" failed clinical trials.

    1. I've searched for proof of these 'failed treatments' online, but only found more sources for my article. Journal of Experimental Clinical Cancer Research, A Japanese study published in the journal Phytochemistry and Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry all produced finds that wasabi and horseradish had an anti-carcinogenic effect on the human body. Another recent study conducted at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition acknowledged isothiocyanates (What gives the wasabi its sharp flavor), “are known to induce phase II detoxifying enzymes, including glutathione S-transferases (GSTs).

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