Broad beans can help beat cancer: study

 Researchers have discovered that broad beans(chapparadavare in Kannada and Bakla in Hindi) have compounds with antioxidant properties that can help you beat various cancers, hypertension and also maintain a healthy weight.

Researchers led by Charles Sturt University applied phenolic compounds from Australian-grown Nura and Rossa faba beans to five different cancer cell lines in laboratory experiments at Wagga Wagga. In all cases the rate of cancer cell death was accelerated. “We know that anti-oxidant properties are potentially linked to anti-cancer properties, so we were trying to look for the connections,” researcher Siem Siah said.

Phenolic compounds are chemicals in plants largely responsible for colour, metabolism and defensive mechanisms.

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