More Pizza, Less Cancer

In most beliefs, people have thought pizza is just food filled with cholesterol but did you know that it can actually prevent cancer? (Prostate cancer to be exact)

Pizza contains a lot of vegetables and spices. These ingredients not only make the pie tasty but they are also nutritious to the body, hence the key to fighting this horrifying illness.

Carvacrol, an element found in oregano, can actually cause cancer cell suicide. Long Island University attests to this fact through their studies:

"We know that oregano possesses antibacterial as well as anti-inflammatory properties, but its effects on cancer cells really elevate the spice to the level of a super-spice like turmeric," says assistant professor of pharmacology Dr. Supriya Bavadekar.

"If the study continues to yield positive results, this super-spice may represent a very promising therapy for patients with prostate cancer," Dr. Bavadekar said."

Aside from properties found in oregano, other studies have also revealed that tomato sauce contains elements that also limit the risks of having cancer. Specifically, that element is called lycopene, and yes, it’s also the same lycopene advertised for losing weight!

Studies have been performed to see how these ingredients work with cancer cells and experiments have shown high potential of its anti-cancer property, specially carvacrol. 

Posted by Mommygetscranky, on May 23, 2012 at 9:00 AM