Avocados are rich in antioxidants that are beneficial both to our body. One of them is that it can prevent oral cancer in the long run if you are diligent eating avocados in processed form whatever.
As we know, the avocado contains vitamin C, folate, vitamin E and unsaturated fats. New research reveals, avocados can help prevent cancers of the mouth and reduce the growth of pre-cancerous cells. The new study conducted by scientists from Ohio State University.
Researchers believe the fruit is working to fight oral cancer because it contains high phytochemicals, compounds that are thought to have health-protecting qualities, and often found in dark colored fruits and vegetables.
"We think these phytochemicals either stop the growth of cells pre-cancer in the body or they kill the precancerous cells without affecting normal cells," said researcher Steven D'Ambrosio.
Naturally, sodium-free avocados contain no trans fats and low in saturated fat, making it very suitable for diet. Ambrosio said more research is needed into the benefits of avocados and other fruits on cancer cells.
"Our study focuses on oral cancer, but the findings may have implications for other types of cancer. These are preliminary findings, and more research is needed," he concluded as reported Timesofindia Monday