We all know that sweet potatoes are delicious and cheap, but did you know that this veggie is considered as a super food? Sweet potatoes contain the most nutrients per dollar value and they can destroy cancer cells, and all of this should be enough to put this veggie in your diet.
Sweet potatoes contain anti-cancer properties, but besides that, this veggie is very delicious and cheap. For this great property is responsible a unique protein that can only be found in this plant. Scientists tested this protein against leukemia, and the results were amazing. This protein could hinder the growth of leukemia cells in a petri dish.
Since this protein is digested once it enters the stomach, scientists decided to test it against tongue cancer cells. Because chemotherapy for this type of cancer has a lot of side effects, the results of sweet potatoes’ protein testing were very important. The results were amazing, this protein reduced the viability of cancer cells in vitro, in just several days. This means sweet potatoes can be used as a potential cure for tongue cancer.
Later on, the same protein was tested on 9 women with advanced cervical cancer. In two of them, protein survived digestion and entered the bloodstream. When it comes to the deadliest type of cancer – colorectal cancer, this protein showed amazing results. It stopped the development of this vicious disease and also reduced cancer cell migration and invasion. All of this means that sweet potato possibly contains a cure for cancer.