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According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), colorectal (colon and rectal) cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths. Colon cancers begin as small benign pre-cancerous growth known as polyps which develop over years into large and invasive cancers.
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Thanks to the ability of nature to provide us with fruits and vegetables so that we can obtain medicinal benefits. The bioactive compounds such as flavonoids, carotenoids, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that we get from plants have are good in reducing some types of cancer and chronic diseases.
Spinach is one of such plants with medicinal virtues that can save you from colon cancer. Spinach contains phytochemicals such as ascorbic acid, carotenoids and hydroxycinnamic acids that have anti-polyp effect. Due to its rich antioxidant ability, spinach is capable of destroying harmful free radicals that cause polyps to grow, thus protecting you from colon cancer.
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