As we know we can’t believe everything we read – especially when the source is the internet. However – there are many articles that I have been researching lately specifically dealing with the properties of asparagus and it’s ability to “cure” cancer.
I have no doubt that there are many, many people out there that have had “cures” to their previously diagnosed cases of late stage cancer and where patients have been told that they should get their lives in order and prepare for the worst – only to have an almost ‘miraculous cure’ from some kind of radical diet change, regular consumption of a particular fruit or vegetable or a natural therapy.
One of these vegetables that has got some attention of late is asparagus. There was an email that had been doing the rounds to inboxes – particularly those of cancer patients or their immediate family and friends. If you read the article you will understand why there is so much interest in asparagus. I have a copy of this email which can be read and downloaded here.
This day in age it is all too common – nearly every person you know has either been touched by cancer themselves or have a direct family member that has. When we hear of the disease affecting loved ones we want to know all the information and what options are available for treatment and what the prognosis will be. Naturally we cling to stories that speak of amazing cures and hope for similar results for ourselves and our loved ones.
Obviously not everyone is game to give alternative therapies a go – and most feel they have to follow conventional treatments reccomneded by the doctors: surgery, chemo therapy and radio therapy. I am not about to knock any of the main stream cancer treatments but like to know what other options are out there.
Clearly from the article and case studies noted there is evidence that asparagus will definitely be beneficial and certainly won’t do any harm. Eventhough the impression you get from reading the article is that it is a proven fact, however there are no peer-reviewed medical studies proving that eating asparagus alone “prevents” or “cures” cancer.
If you are wanting to mimimise the risk of cancer, and given that asparagus contains vitamin D, folic acid, and the antioxidant glutathione, all thought to play some role in lowering risk factors for certain cancers, then you can’t go too far wrong.