There are a number of preventative measures one can take to combat the formation of cancers like colorectal cancer. One such measure is the consumption of Prebiotics. Prebiotics are found in a variety foods like asparagus, onion, garlic, leeks, and bananas. They are substances that diversify and promote the growth of the positive type of gut bacteria. A study performed on mice with onion and asparagus demonstrated the effectiveness of these foods at increase gut bacteria that bolstered the immune system. A healthy immune system will combat cancer cells to a greater degree.
- Ingesting foods with prebiotic traits has been shown to slow cancer growth
- Prebiotics affect the state of the human immune system and help build up our ability to handle foreign materials
- This study was conducted by allowing mice to drink affected water and recorded results
“The composition of our gut microbiota is partly determined by our genes but can also be influenced by lifestyle factors such as our diet.”