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Food combinations offer powerful cancer prevention; better than isolated foods or phytonutrients

Saturday, July 17, 2004
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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Tags: food combinations, food combining, cancer prevention foods

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New research is revealing exciting discoveries about the power of eating a variety of foods in an effort to stay healthy. Researchers found that a combination of broccoli and tomatoes offered a powerful, synergistic protective effect against cancer that wasn't reproduced by just eating either vegetable alone. Nor was the positive preventive effect achieved by eating broccoli and taking lycopene supplements (an extract from tomatoes). Only the whole foods eaten in combination offered the protective effect.

This explains a lot when it comes to preventing cancer and eating healthy. First, it explains why all those studies that look at isolated nutrients like lycopene frequently fail to show impressive results. Those isolated nutrient studies are typically undertaken by organizations trying to disprove the value of healthy nutrition in an effort to convince people they need to be taking prescription drugs, and it's easy to show that: just take one isolated nutrient from any vegetable and test it. Since nutrients aren't nearly as powerful in isolation, the test results won't show anything remarkable.

But in nature, phytonutrients are never isolated -- they're always found in a full spectrum across a variety of foods. When you eat one tomato, you're not just eating lycopene, you're eating hundreds (if not thousands) of protective phytochemicals that help prevent chronic diseases like prostate cancer. The research clearly supports this.

Now, when you add broccoli or other synergistic foods to the same meal, you get an even stronger health effect. How strong? The research showed that eating broccoli and tomatoes was far better than taking the most popular prostate cancer prescription drug on the market. How's that for good nutrition?

The point is that if you want to be healthy, you have to look beyond taking isolated nutritional supplements or relying on prescription drugs to solve body chemistry problems. You simply must get into the daily habit of eating a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. I also highly recommend adding a variety of superfoods to the mix: broccoli sprouts (or any sprouts, for that matter), chlorella, spirulina, wheat grass, barley grass, sprouted grains, and so on. Put these together and you have the most powerful anti-cancer cocktail in the world! It's far more powerful than any prescription drug, and it's available to you right now at a fraction of the cost.

Truly, broccoli and tomatoes are powerful anti-cancer foods. You'd be crazy not to eat them as often as you can. I grow them in my backyard and eat them raw, right off the plant, as frequently as possible. That's the ideal way to get your nutrition: straight from the plant to your mouth. The way nature intended.

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released over a dozen popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

Click here to read a more detailed bio on Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, at HealthRanger.com.

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