Researchers still don’t fully understand the cause of cancer; however, through a series of studies, they have discovered that there are certain foods that may decrease your risk of developing certain types of cancer. Up to 30 percent of all cancers are linked to poor diet, yet diet is one of the few controllable risk factors. Therefore, the power to help prevent cancer may be determined by what you are having for dinner tonight.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has reported that Italian researchers have determined that eating pizza can decrease your chances of developing esophageal, prostate, ovarian, and cervical cancer. The powerful antioxidant lycopene, found in many tomato products used to make pizza sauce, spaghetti sauce, and ketchup, can decrease the risk of cancer by up to 59%.
Lead researcher, Dr. Silvano Gallus said, “We knew that tomato sauce could offer protection against certain tumors, but we did not expect pizza as a complete meal also to offer such protective powers.”
Researchers also found the herb oregano, commonly used as a pizza and pasta seasoning, could potentially be used to treat prostate cancer.
Keep in mind that researchers were quick to caution that eating pizza is not a cancer cure-all and should be consumed in moderation, as pizza can be high in saturated fat, salt and calories. A healthy lifestyle, diet and plenty of exercise also contribute to cancer prevention.
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