This 1 Miraculous Food May Be the Key to Preventing Colon Cancer

You need to start eating purple potatoes

Purple potatoes on wooden table

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It’s time to ditch the white potatoes and go for the prettier variety. Researchers from Pennsylvania State University found purple-fleshed potatoes have anti-inflammatory compounds that may be particularly beneficial in warding away colon cancer.

For this study, Health explains the researchers used three groups of pigs. One group was fed a high-calorie diet, another group a high-calorie diet with purple potatoes, and the final group a different controlled diet altogether. The purple potato group had much healthier colon tissue.

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