Chemicals in Foods that Fight Cancer

"Can Food Really be Your Medicine?," Hoon Tan, PhD. Source: Aug/Sept 2007 Townsend Letter,


You betcha! Antioxidants, present in many natural food sources, play an important role in cancer prevention, but other phytochemicals, found only in organically grown fruits and vegetables, may provide even wider protection against cancer. Salvestrols, a compound of phytochemicals produced by plants, selectively address tumor-specific enzymes and act as a direct challenge to disease-producing organisms.