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Dr. Oz reveals 3 tips for cancer prevention

Cancer fighting foods
Cancer fighting foods
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During the May 20 episode of the Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz and Dr. William Li shared some cancer fighting tips. All tips shared include ingredients you may find in your pantry today.

Drink more tea

Dr. Li emphasized the importance of incorporating tea in our diets. Drinking tea in many Asian countries is a tradition and the main reason Asian people, Chinese in particular have some of the lowest cases of cancer in comparison to the United States. According to Dr. Li, woman can reduce their risk of ovarian cancer by 82% by drinking more tea.

Dr. Li talked about a study that was conducted in China in which one thousand women participated in a study to test the effectiveness of drinking more tea. The study has shown that the women who drink 4 or more cups of tea per day greatly reduced their risk of ovarian cancer. Oolong tea is consumed widely by Chinese people and is most likely the tea you will be served at a Chinese restaurant.

Coffee

Coffee contains vitamin B2, which are riboflavins and it also contains a variety of phytochemicals which have antioxidant properties. Regular coffee drinkers have a reduced risk of endometrial and colorectal cancers. Caffeine may speed carcinogens' passage through the digestive tract, reducing the time our body is exposed to these substances. Cell studies show caffeine may also influence cell signaling to decrease colorectal cancer development. Decaffeinated coffee has the same effective properties as caffeinated.

Peaches

Studies have shown that peaches contain phenolic compounds that kill breast cancer cells. Incorporating peaches in your diet along with treatment may also serve as a great attribute to disrupt the spreading of cancer in breast cancer patients. Dr. Oz recommends 2 servings of coffee per week to reduce your risk of breast cancer.

Dr. Oz also co authored a book called “YOU: The Owner’s Manual: An Insider’s Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger. In this #1 New York Times bestseller Dr. Oz and Dr. Michael F. Rozen share tips on how to gain complete control over your body and health.