The best spice to prevent bowel cancer and early death

Avoid an early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. You could lower your risk of an early death, and slash your chances of bowel cancer symptoms, by eating more of this cheap spice, it’s been claimed.

Eating a healthy balanced diet – including at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day – could lower the risk of an early death, according to the NHS.

Regular exercise could also help to boost your lifespan. All UK adults should aim for at least 150 minutes of activity every week.

You could also increase your life expectancy and avoid an early death by making some diet changes.

Eating more ginger could boost your gut health, lower your chances of tummy aches, and even help you to avoid bowel cancer.

Bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancer to be diagnosed in the UK.

You could lower your risk of bowel cancer by eating more ginger, scientists have claimed.

It works by reducing signs of colon inflammation, according to 2011 study.

But, it could also help to avoid a number of gut conditions, added dietitian Juliette Kellow and nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer.

“Studies show ginger fights nausea, stimulates bile production, relieve stomach discomfort, and speeds transit through the digestive tract,” they said in their book ‘Eat Better Live Longer – Understand What Your Body Needs To Stay Healthy’.

“It also helps to break up and dispel intestinal gas, to counter bloating.”

The spice also contains an anti-inflammatory that could protect against joint pain, they claimed.

“Ginger’s strong anti-inflammatory action may help to relieve pain associated with conditions such as arthritis,” they said.

“A review of five studies found taking ginger reduced pain by nearly a third and disability by 22 per cent in people with osteoarthritis.”

Everyone should liberally add spices to their meals, said the nutritionists.

Dried spices are a more concentrated source of antioxidants, while freezing preserves the antioxidants in fresh spices.

Everyone should eat a wide-range of foods, including fruit, vegetables, some starchy foods, dairy and protein.

Exercise is crucial to boosting your life expectancy, said the NHS. It’s the ‘miracle cure’ we’ve all been waiting for, it said.

Everyone should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity every week.


People that do regular exercise are up to 50 per cent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes and some cancers, said the NHS.

It may even slash the chances of coronary heart disease and stroke by up to 35 per cent

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