The following information is from my colleague and fellow medical doctor Michael Cutler, MD. Dr. Cutler is the Editor of Easy Health Options as well as a believer in a more natural approach to common diseases that plague our society. He believes, as I do, that cancer is really nothing to be afraid of as long as you give your body what it requires to combat it naturally…

Eating a lot of meat without consuming fruits and vegetables makes you more vulnerable to colorectal cancer. But you can lower your risk if you eat a specific fruit (available at the supermarket) before it completely ripens.

The fruit that protects your digestive system, according to an Australian study, is an unripe banana. Unripe bananas contain resistant starch, a carbohydrates that alters a type of genetic material, called miRNAs, found in the walls of the digestive tract. “Red meat and resistant starch have opposite effects on the colorectal cancer-promoting miRNAs, the miR-17-92 cluster,” says researcher Karen J. Humphreys, Ph.D., who is with the Flinders Center for Innovation in Cancer at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. “This finding supports consumption of resistant starch as a means of reducing the risk associated with a high red meat diet.”

While most of the starch you consume is broken down by enzymes and digested in the stomach as well as the small intestine, resistant starch resists this deconstruction and is transported down to the colon (large bowel) where it produces a helpful influence similar to dietary fiber. Resistant starch is quickly fermented by microbes in the large intestine and yields beneficial substances called short-chain fatty acids like butyrate. Butyrate is well-know for its healing properties.

“Good examples of natural sources of resistant starch include bananas that are still slightly green, cooked and cooled potatoes [such as potato salad], whole grains, beans, chickpeas, and lentils. Scientists have also been working to modify grains such as maize so they contain higher levels of resistant starch,” says Humphreys. The Australian research analyzed these benefits in 23 people ages 50 to 75 who consumed both red meat and resistant starch.

When it comes to cancer, American medicine is just plain outdated. Why turn to dangerous treatments even cancer doctors would refuse when you can access natural treatments that won’t make you sick or increase your risk? Why not try one of the most convenient sources of fiber which acts just like a resistant starch in your body. Try an INBar today. INBars contain 1/4 the sugar of an apple and only about 1/2 the amount of net carbs. Even though INBars have about the same number of calories as an apple, they have 3 times the fiber and a whopping 30 times the protein! You will be getting a full 10 grams of this disease fighting fiber in every bar. Fiber is your friend and a major enemy of cancer. Keep an INBar in your car, purse or pocket at all times and enjoy the convenience of eating to live instead of living to eat. Oh and by the way, easy on the red meat. Once again you vegans and close to vegans have one up on your more carnivorous friends.

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