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Cancer Fighting Foods

7 Jan

Cancer Fighting Foods

Here is a list of foods that help to conquer cancer cells in the body. These foods create an internal environment in the body making it hard for cancer to manifest. It’s not at all hard to increase these foods in your diet. I make sure that I get enough of these on a daily basis.

Avocados: good source of beta carotene and high in anti oxidants that neutralize free radicals in the body which are cancer causing agents.

Broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower: can aid in protecting the body from breast, colon and rectal cancers. Broccoli sprouts are even more beneficial than the broccoli itself.

Carrots: have alot of beta carotene, that can help reduce cancers including lung, mouth, throat, stomach, intestine, bladder, prostate and breast. Better if eaten raw.

Chili peppers and jalapenos: contains capsaicin, that may help prevent stomach cancer.

Cruciferous vegetables – broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage contain two antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin that may help fight prostate cancer.

Flax: contains omega-3 fatty acids, which may protect against colon cancer and heart disease. Ground flax seeds add more fibre to the diet which helps to lessen the time toxins are in the intestines and aids is better bowel movements.

Garlic: boosts the immune system which can help to fight cancer cells. Garlic can help to reduce stomach and colon cancers.Garlic can help block carcinogens from entering cells to slow tumor development. Garlic may help prevent stomach cancer because is acts as a neutralizer for the bacteria H. pylori, which is found in the stomach and can lead to cancer.

Grapefruits: contains vitamin C, beta-carotene, and folic acid. High in antioxidants to fight damaged cells in the body.

Grapes, red contain bioflavonoids, resveratrol and powerful antioxidants that work for cancer prevention.

Green and yellow leafy vegetables has been associated with lower levels of stomach cancer.

Kale: may help to suppress tumors and block damaging substances from reaching healthy cells.

Licorice root: contains glycyrrhizin, that may help prevent the growth of prostate cancer.

Mushrooms – Shiitake, maitake, reishi all help to strengthen the immune system.

Nuts: have quercetin and campferol that reduce cancers. Brazil nuts may protect in cases of prostate cancer.

Oranges and lemons: create healthy cancer-killing immune cells.

Papayas: have huge amounts of vitamin C that keeps the immune system healthy and acts as a power antioxidant.

Raspberries: contain many vitamins, minerals, plant compounds and antioxidants that may help protect against esophagus and colon cancers.

Red wine: is high in antioxidants, that neutralizes damaging free radicals. Should be consumed in moderation because of the alcohol content.

Rosemary: as a tea or a seasoning helps to detoxify the body. To make a tea: Use 1 tsp. dried leaves per cup of hot water; steep for 15 minutes.

Seaweed and other sea vegetables contain beta-carotene, protein, vitamin B12, fiber, and chlorophyll, that guards against breast cancer. Seaweeds also contain potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and iodine.

Sweet potatoes: contain lots of beta-carotene, which may protect DNA from cancer-causing agents outside the nuclear membrane.

Teas: Green Tea and Black tea: contain certain antioxidants known as polyphenols (catechins) which stop cancer cells from dividing.

Tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that attacks free radicals, that cause cancer. They also have vitamin C, which can prevent cellular damage that leads to cancer.

Tumeric: inhibits production of the inflammation-related enzyme cyclo-oxygenase 2 (COX-2), levels of which are abnormally high in bowel and colon cancer.

Happy Eating!


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