Using Phytochemicals to Prevent Cancer Research has shown time and time again that eating fruits and vegetables decreases the risk of having many types of cancer. Initially, the benefit was believed to be due to the antioxidants in the produce but, when they just gave people antioxidants without the fruit or vegetable, there was no cancer prevention.
In a research study, doctors looked at the phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables and how they prevent cancer. They found that most fruits and vegetables contain potent phytochemicals that have antioxidant activities as well as anti-cancer properties. Antioxidants can help prevent cancer by scavenging for free radicals that can damage cells, resulting in cancer.
According to the study, the antioxidants in fruits and vegetables work to decrease cancer because they work together to fight cancer. If doctors try to give the antioxidant separately, the synergy between the antioxidants in fruits and vegetables is lost. It means that it is better to eat the produce than it is to take an antioxidant supplement.
Dr. Adem Gunes
Dr. Adem Gunes has built the world’s largest database of scientifically tested natural substances with proven effects in cancer treatments. In 2009, he was appointed as the Chief Physician of ProLife Clinic in Innsbruck, Austria, and played a key role in the establishment of the research laboratory. He is also the co-founder of the first Austrian hyperthermia center. Now, Dr. Adem works closely with cancer patients from around the world (including Germany, Thailand, Dubai) to recommend them a complementary cancer clinic or to create a personalized care plan for patients to follow at home.