Scientists Say That Eating Walnuts May Be the Solution to Colon Cancer Prevention

Walnuts have been shown to be a superfood that prevent colon cancer. In fact, walnuts may be one of the best protectors against colon cancer in the world.

Colon cancer is the third most prevalent type of cancer in the U.S.

Researchers at the University of Connecticut’s Laboratory for Genomic Medicine have found that eating one to two ounces of walnuts a day can significantly decrease the risk of getting colon cancer. Researchers say that their results show that eating walnuts has a variety of health benefits and can stave off cancer and other colon related issues.


How it works:

  • Walnuts act as a probiotic that keep the colon healthy
  • Compared to other nuts, walnuts contain the most polyunsaturated fatty acids
  • They have the highest concentration of  omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids of all the nuts
  • They have high levels of vitamin E, which keeps the colon clean

However, research shows that walnuts do more than just these individual things. Research shows that as a whole, they are perhaps the most effective colon cancer prevention food.

Beyond colon cancer, walnuts may have properties that ward off diseases connected to poor diet,

such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Neurological disorder

According to the scientists at University of Connecticut, eating walnuts may be the single best thing you can do for your health. Eating just a handful of walnuts could potentially protect you from getting colon cancer, the third most prevalent type of cancer in the U.S.