A purple sweet potato a day, chase cancer away

According to the People, the scientists claim that purple sweet potato is very effective in preventing cancers of level 1 and 2. Moreover, it does not cause any effect in the process of using.

Scientists from the Japanese Cancer Prevention Research Institute have conducted a survey of the eating habits of 26,000 people and have compiled a list of the top 20 vegetables that have the best effects in inhibiting cancer cells. At the top of the list is sweet potato, a very common food in Asian countries.

A recent study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry by American scientists has also shown that sweet potatoes are quite effective in preventing cancers at level 1 and level 2. The sweet potato mentioned in this study is purple sweet potato – the sweet potato with purple pigment from the peel to the flesh, which is slightly sweeter than the sweet potato.


According to American scientists, consuming purple sweet potatoes daily can not only destroy but also prevent the spread of cancer cells. To achieve this conclusion, scientists have combined the extract of the purple sweet potato into cancer cells and found out that the cancer cells were inhibited. The experience in mice with cancer, they also obtained very positive results.

"Specifically, purple-fleshed potatoes are rich in phenolic acids and anthocyanins," said Jairam KP Vanamala, a researcher from the research group. "For example, white potatoes may have helpful compounds, but the purple potatoes have much greater concentrations of these anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant compounds. We use the purple potato as a model and hope to investigate how other plants can be used in the future. "

Scientists have confirmed that purple sweet potatoes are effective in preventing cancers of level 1 and 2. Moreover, it does not cause any effect in the process of using. Researchers have suggested that people should have 1 medium purple sweet potato for lunch or dinner, or they can eat 1 large purple sweet potato per day to boost their health and fight cancer.

In addition, purple sweet potatoes also contain a lot of essential nutrients for health such as vitamins A, B, C, E, protein, amino acids, starch, trace elements calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, zinc… which are really good for the digestive system.

Eating purple sweet potatoes, in addition to fighting cancer, also has the effect of supporting weight loss, lowering blood pressure, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, anti-fatigue and replacing blood tonic. This food is also rich in fiber that helps promote good digestion, detoxifies the body, prevents stomach, colon and intestinal diseases.


List of 20 foods with the best cancer preventive effects:

1. Cooked sweet potatoes: 98.7%

2. Raw sweet potatoes: 94.4%

3. Asparagus: 94.7%

4. Broccoli: 92.8%

5. Cabbage: 91.4%

6. White cauliflower: 90.8%

7. Celery: 88.7%

8. Eggplant (peel): 74%

9. Chilli: 55.5%

10. Carrot: 46.5%

11. Yellow cauliflower: 37.6%

12. Hairy bittercress: 35.4%

13. Kohlrabi: 34.7%

14. Green mustard: 32.4%

15. Spinach: 29.8%

16. Tomato: 29.8%

17. Scallion: 16.3%

18. Garlic: 15.5%

19. Cucumber: 14.3%

20. Bok choy: 7.4%




By: Mithrine Smith

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