We have all been known with the fact that celery is a great vegetable and should always be included into your diet. Besides its well known health benefits celery also is able to kill cancer cells.
The fact that celery kills up to 86% of the cancer cells in the lungs has been proved in a recent study. The powerful anti-cancer compound apigenin is known to kill different types of cancer cell including ovarian, pancreatic and prostate and breast cancers.
Woman who eat plenty amounts of apigenin through their diet are more like to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer by 19% and ovarian cancer by 20%.
Researches in China have shown that by eating one serving of two medium stalks of celery 2 to 3 times in a week may reduce the risk of getting lung cancer by 60%. However, it is not yet determined whether apigenin acts against cancer on its own or it acts together with the other beneficial celery compounds.
Vascular endotheial growth produces protein that acts stimulating for formation of new blood vessels. The unfortunate part of this protein is that is also helps the growth of cancerous tumors.
Apigenin, however, reduce the possibility of growing a tumor by decreasing the growth of vascular endothelial and it also reduce the growth of prostate, thyroid, leukemia and lung cancers. Since apigenin prevents the glucose uptake it also reduces the cycle of forming cancer cells in the pancreas. There are many strong reasons why you should add celery into your daily diet.
Preventing cancer growth, extraordinary source of fiber and a great antioxidant are just some of the benefits you can get if you consume celery. This beneficial vegetable can be eaten as an addition to stir fries, salsa, soups and vegetable smoothies or mixed into salads. The most important thing you should remember is that you always buy and eat organic and pesticide free products.
Toona can safely prevent and alleviate lung cancer proliferation in vitro and in vivo. It has the potential to be developed as an anti-lung cancer drug. Leaf extracts of Toona sinensis have cytotoxic activity on several cancer cells including prostate cancer cells. Gallic acid has been identified as the major anti-cancer compound. It is cytotoxic to DU145 prostate cancer cells. Intraperitoneal injection of Toona extract suppressed the proliferation of ovarian cancer cells without toxicity.