Flashback Friday: Which Vegetable Binds Bile Best?

Which foods are best at removing carcinogenic bile acids from the body: asparagus, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, collards, eggplant, green beans, kale, mustard greens, okra, or peppers? And do they work better raw or cooked?

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Why would we want to bind bile in the first place? Make sure you see the “prequel” to this video, Breast Cancer and Constipation (

More raw versus cooked comparisons in:

Best Cooking Method (
Raw Food Nutrient Absorption (
Sometimes the Enzyme Myth Is True (
The Best Way to Cook Sweet Potatoes (

Beets also have a number of other remarkable properties. Check out my video series on Doping with Beet Juice (, including Hearts Shouldn’t Skip a Beet (

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