Cancer Fighting Foods

New research has shown that our diet plays a big role in the development of cancer. There are some foods you can incorporate into your diet to help protect you against cancer…

A recent study has shown that the internal environment we create with our diet and lifestyle is up to 90% responsible for us developing different types of cancer.

30 – 40% of cancers might be avoided if healthier lifestyle choices are taken.

Eating well is important, because the right nutrition helps our body to keep a healthy immune system, getting rid of free radicals and repairing itself. Although food plays a large part, we must also remember that the right amount of sleep, hydration, and regular exercise also plays a part in our overall health. Giving up smoking, and drinking less alcohol will also be beneficial.

We are organic beings, so the more man-made things we pollute our bodies with, the more at risk we are of getting sick.

Here is a list of foods that you can incorporate into your daily diet which are full of nutrition and used with other good lifestyle choices, can help you to fight and prevent cancer.

Broccoli

Broccoli has long been known to assist in preventing cancer, and you can incorporate it into most meals, including salads, omelettes, stir fry, and pizza.

Broccoli contains sulforaphane, which boosts protective enzymes throughout your body, flushing out cancer-causing chemicals.

Some studies have shown that sulforaphane also targets cancer stem cells that aid in tumour growth.

Eating broccoli regularly has shown to help fight: breast, prostate, lung, liver, stomach and bladder cancers.

Berries

All berries are filled with a variety nutritional goodness, including cancer fighting phytonutrients.

Raspberries contain the highest amount of phytochemicals called anthocyanins, which can slow down the growth of premalignant cells and stop new blood vessels from forming, which could feed a cancerous tumour.

Eating half a cup of berries a day can assist in fighting colon, esophageal, oral and skin cancers.

Green tea

Due to the high levels of plant chemicals called catechins found in green tea, it reduces the risk of developing a number of cancers, including breast, bladder, prostate, lung, mouth and digestive tract cancers.

Brassicas foods

Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale and Pak Choi are all brassicas.

Brassicas have been found to prevent and protect against breast, colon, bladder, lung and skin cancers. This is due to them being rich in plant chemicals.

All of these foods can easily be added into your daily diet, whether it’s in a snack or a meal.

 

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