The Natural Cancer-Fighting Power of Tomatoes and Broccoli

Broccoli and tomatoes, both of which have been previously found to help fight cancer, have been found to be even more effective against prostate cancer when eaten together as part of a daily diet.


Researchers fed rats who had been implanted with prostate cancer cells a diet containing 10 percent broccoli powder and 10 percent tomato powder for a period of 22 weeks.

Other rats received either one or the other but not both, a dose of lycopene (the substance in tomatoes believed fight cancer), or the drug finasteride. Another set of rats was castrated.

At the end of the study, the tomato and broccoli combination diet was the most effective treatment; only castration even came close in terms of effectiveness.

The combination of vegetables may be more effective than either one alone because different compounds in each food work on different anti-cancer pathways.




Dr. Mercola's Comments:



Considering that nearly all of the conventional prostate cancer treatments may be unnecessary and harmful to your health, I"m glad to see still more confirmation about a natural and completely healthy whole food treatment that doesn"t involve a toxic drug or dangerous procedure.

Even eating tomato sauce a couple of times a week may reduce prostate cancer risk, and the diet suggested by this study -- 1.4 cups of fresh broccoli and 1/2 cup of tomato paste daily -- is easily doable by those who wish to reduce their risk.

Still, it"s very important to realize, despite the good news, no food or vegetable is ideal for everyone. One of the best things you can do to honor your body, among many to virtually eliminate your cancer risks, remains eating the best foods for your unique nutritional type.

However, one of the most valuable and important natural approaches you can have to avoid prostate cancer is to make sure you have adequate sun exposure on your skin. There is overwhelming compelling evidence that optimal vitamin D levels are highly protective against prostate cancer.

On Vital Votes, Mary from <!--?xml:namespace prefix = st1 /--><st1:place><st1:city>Cabool</st1:city>, <st1:state>Missouri</st1:state></st1:place> adds:

"It still amazes me that people think the drug companies are still "good".  When according to this study diet and castration are the two most effective methods of curing prostate cancer. 

Even more effective then finasteride, which is a prescription medication that is available now."

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