When it comes to CANCER everyone gets afraid as this disease has claimed millions of lives in very few years and yet painful as well. In the United States, almost 1 million people have been recorded to have cancer each year. Cancer is a systematic disease which includes several causes such as poor diet, toxin exposure, nutrient deficiencies, genetics etc. In simple words, it is an uncontrolled division of cells in any part of the body.
But the good news is now it can be treated quite effectively with medical treatments like chemotherapy which are quite painful and other less painful ways such as improving the nutrition. Yes, a better nutrition can really be of great help and avoiding the foods that are known to cause cancer. Basically, the ingredients that are found in ultra-processed foods are reported to health-related problems from cancer to diabetes, kidney function to bone loss. Thus, you can overcome this cumbersome disease by combining the medical treatments with conventional and natural cancer treatments.
Natural Food Items that Prevent Cancer:
Leafy green vegetables are extremely rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and enzymes while low in calories, fats, sodium and other toxins at the same time. There are certain leafy green vegetables which are known to be rich in antioxidants required to combat cancer such as spinach, kale, collard greens, romaine, arugula salad, watercress etc. They are all rich in vitamin C and beta-carotene too. The green vegetables are pure, a natural source of glucosinolates which are known for their antibacterial and antiviral properties, inactivates carcinogens, reprogram the cancerous cells and kill them off, prevents tumor formation and thus the metastasis (prevalence of tumor) in your body.
Add some Garlic to your Food:
According to a research, sulfur is an important component of garlic which helps to stimulate our natural defense system that is our “immune system”. Sulfur also has a natural potential of killing tumor cells and thus helps to prevent cancer. It is known to eliminate stomach cancer in particular.
Broccoli is another super-food that reduces the risks of cancer. It is commonly available so you are free to use it in every dish or add to your daily salad. Another important thing to take notice of is you should steam it instead of microwaving as the rays may kill 97 percent of its cancer-preventing flavonoids. It is best when used raw thus you can add it to your soups, salads, snacks etc.
Brazil nuts are a rich source of selenium, a trace element that is known to destroy cancerous cells by letting them commit suicide and helps the damaged cells to repair their DNA. A Harvard study revealed that those suffering from prostate cancer and containing higher amounts of selenium are less likely to develop the disease over time than does with lower levels of selenium in their bodies. A daily consumption of 200 micrograms of selenium (that much in two unshelled Brazil nuts) has resulted in 63% fewer prostate tumors, 58% fewer colorectal cancers, 48% fewer lung malignancies, and a 39% overall decline in deaths occurring due to cancer.
Another simple-super habit of reducing the chances of cancer is using the citrus fruits on daily basis. It cuts the risks of developing mouth, throat and stomach cancer by half. Also, it reduces the risks of esophageal cancer. You can either take a fresh lemonade or use citrus fruits as such.
Blueberries are super-excellent in their antioxidant power which neutralizes free radicals which are highly reactive compounds and thus damage healthy cells. Free radicals are quite a potential source of causing cancer. They damage the healthy cells and leads to various diseases including cancer. Daily half a cup of blueberries is a good source of providing antioxidant power.
Artichoke is a rich source of silymarin, another antioxidant that is specific in preventing skin cancer. It is a delicious vegetable that may match your taste and thus a good source of preventing skin cancer.
Everybody knows fish is a rich source of omega-3 but what wonders does it do to your body? Well, according to an Australian researcher people who ate four or more servings of fish per week are less likely to develop the blood cancers such as leukemia, myeloma, and Hodgkin lymphomas. Also eating fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, halibut is known to reduce the risks of endometrial cancer in women. Though you don’t like fish much there are various other rich sources of omega-3 too you can opt for.
Kiwi is a rich, tiny fruit that contains all the nutrients that can fight cancer quite well such as vitamin C, vitamin E, lutein, and copper. You can either eat it raw or rub on the meat as a tenderizer. Well, it can serve in many ways and yet known to be a hand-grenade against cancer.
A diet rich in onions may reduce the risks of developing prostate cancer by 50%. As for most of the things the effects are strongest when eaten raw or lightly cooked instead of microwaving. For a milder taste, you can try scallions, Vidalia onions, shallots or chives.
According to a huge study published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, women who drink at least two cups of black tea on daily basis have 32% less risk of ovarian cancer as compared to those who drink a cup or no black tea at all. The effect may be due to certain flavonoids that serve as antioxidants in black tea. Though the study did not include other types of tea.
These are many other natural products that also prevent cancer one way or another such as avocado, apple, bean sprouts, bran, cabbage, carrots, cherries, coffee etc. All you need to do is to catch on all the healthy food items and try to prevent things that may evoke a chance of cancer.
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