Forget "an apple a day" it is acidic, and opt for "an onion a day" if you're trying to cut your odds of developing an acidic or cancerous state, especially a cancerous pancreas. German scientists have found that eating an onion daily may deter the deadly acidic disease, but apples may not because of their high sugar content.
Ute Nuethlings, Ph.D. of the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke and colleagues studied dietary information on more than 215,000 people. They looked for possible links between flavonols, chemicals found in fruits and vegetables that scientists believe help fight the acids that cause fermentation leading to cancer, and the risk of pancreatic cancer.
They studied the intake of three types of flavonols -- quercetin (found in onions and apples), kaempferol (found in spinach), and myricetin (found in red onions and berries) as well as total flavonols consumed.
While total intake of flavonols was found to lower the risk of pancreatic cancer, onions seemed to be the most effective.
Smoking is the only recognized risk for pancreatic cancer, and smokers in the study who ate high amounts of flavonols had their risk for cancer reduced the most. "The effect was largest in smokers, presumably because they are at increased pancreatic risk already," said Dr. Nรถthlings.
Dr. Robert O. Young, a research scientist at the pH Miracle ( http://www.amazon.com/dp/044669049X/?tag=g2bclinicinte-20
) Center has stated, "cancer is not a cell but an acidic metabolite or liquid from the food we eat and from the energy we consume. To protect the body from a cancerous acidic state one must eat liberal amounts of electron rich green alkaline fruits and vegetables."
Dr. Young has developed several electron rich antioxidant products that may help in reducing dietary, metabolic and lifestyle acidity and the risk of cancerous tissue.
Dr. Young states, "the cure for cancer will not be found in its treatment but will be found in its prevention."