Walnuts contain compounds that kill tumor cells in colon cancer. The results have been confirmed in the experiment on laboratory mice.

The animals were divided into two groups. One mouse ate fatty food, corresponding to the typical American diet. The others were fed the same food, replacing 10% of the caloric content of walnuts.

Scientists noticed that with regular use of nuts the risk of colon cancer is reduced by 2.3 times. People need about 30 grams of walnuts per day for the prevention of cancer.

Nuts contain substances that accelerate the growth of beneficial intestinal flora. Cancer is a multifactorial disease, which can lead to any of the reasons. That's why banal bacterial composition of the intestine so important for health.

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