To reduce your risk of cancer, look no further than your fridge. Another study, in the journal Crop Science , found dried beans particularly effective in preventing breast cancer in rats. In fact, the Iowa Women's Health Study found that women with the highest amounts of garlic in their diets had a 50 percent lower risk of certain colon cancers than women who ate the least. The more broccoli, the better, research suggests—so add it wherever you can, from salads to omelets to the top of your pizza. Chop a clove of fresh, crushed garlic crushing helps release beneficial enzymes , and sprinkle it into that lycopene-rich tomato sauce while it simmers.
One-off studies that get a significant result are not evidence of anything. Only when an effect is repeated in many studies by many scientists should you believe. RANDY SHOREs new cookbook Grow What You Eat, Eat What You Grow is now available at Chapters, Book Warehouse, Barbara-Jos Books to Cooks and Whole Foods.