Food Fight Your Way Through Cancer


Prevention is better than cure. There are many ways in which we can make our bodies stronger and decrease the likelihood of getting cancer. One of the most direct methods is to simply change our diet.

What goes into our body plays a very important role in equipping it to be prepared for any viruses and diseases. Always make it a daily affair to be cautious and conscience of what you eat. Studies have shown that there are certain types of food that can help fight against cancer and you should start including in your meals today! Here are some of them.

1. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants especially vitamin C and ‘lycopene’. Antioxidants protect the body from cell and tissue damage, which is caused by harmful molecules called free radicals. Adding tomatoes in your foods such as spaghetti sauce can actually boost their ability to fight cancers.

2. Green Vegetables

Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts are the best known varieties of the ‘cruciferous’ vegetables and all have good records as cancer fighters because they’re rich in ‘phytochemicals’ such as sulforaphane.

3. Garlic

Garlic is renowned for its therapeutic benefits, especially for cardiovascular conditions. Studies have shown that eating garlic lowers blood cholesterol and offers protection against cancer development and progression. Garlic also boost general immunity and has been proven to reduce the occurrence of stomach, breast, and esophagus tumors.

4. Olive Oil

If you have to use oil in your meals, it is best to use olive oil in most cases. This is one of the best and healthiest types of fat and it is high in phytochemical antioxidants and vitamin E. This type of oil is also helpful in prevention of breast and colon cancer.

5. Berries

Many different kinds of berries like strawberries, blueberries, and even red or purple grapes contain high amounts of ‘ellagic acid’, which has protective effects against oesophageal and colon cancer in animals. The powerful anthocyanins in berries will help to turn off the growth of cancer. These berries are also rich in powerful antioxidant flavonoids.

6. Tea

Tea contains antioxidants ‘polyphenols’ called catechins, of which green tea contains the highest levels of catechins, followed by oolong and black teas. These antioxidants halt tumor cells and protect healthy cells from damage. It is advised to drink three coffee-sized mugs of tea d day to provide you body with the appropriate amount of polyphenols.

7. Beans

Rich in isoflavones, a type of phytochemical, beans are thought to equip the body to provide protection against prostate cancer. It has also been shown those soy beans have breast cancer-fighting properties as well as protective effects against cardiovascular disease.

There are many other types of cancer fighting food other than the seven listed above. So be sure to research more about the different kinds of food that you can incorporate into your diet to help fight against cancer. All in all, you should always eat in moderation. Have a variety of these kinds of food in your meal. The sooner you start changing your diet for the better, the better the odds of you not developing cancer at all. And even if you already have cancer, all the more reasons for you to make changes in your diet to help assist your body in fighting cancer.

With that in mind, to prepare your bodies to be fighting machines against cancer, you should also take notice of your weight, NOT smoke, and exercise regularly. Remember to always include fruits and green vegetables into you meals daily. Take care of your body and have a wonderful meal today!

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