In an age of superfood this and antioxidant that, it can be easy to assume that every quinoa adorned dish and flax seed concoction will give us super powers. While that may not necessarily be the case, the plus side is that we now live in a world where health conscious foods are rising in popularity. The food pyramid of yesteryear has now been replaced with the “New American Plate” breakdown and the American Institute for Cancer Research tells us that it is a powerful cancer-fighting tool. While it is true that no one food will stop cancer or give us the ability to fly, here is some food to include on the grocery list if you’re looking for cancer fighting on your menu.
- Color in your produce
Fruits and vegetables contain much cancer-fighting nutrients. Color is usually an indicator of a high concentration of these nutrients. Additionally, a balanced diet with proper nutritional values can help us achieve and maintain a safe and healthy body weight. Being over-weight opens up risks to certain types of cancer such as kidney, esophagus and colon cancers.
- Fighting cancer at the breakfast table
The B vitamin is effective in warding off cancers of the breast, rectum and colon. Whole grain products or cereals that are “fortified” deliver in bunches. Orange juice, melons and strawberries offer this as well.
- Attack of the cancer-killing tomatoes
Studies have shown conclusive results linking a lower risk to cancers such as prostate cancer and the consumption of tomatoes. It is also suggested that tomato derivative products yield a similar effect.
- Anti-Cancer Tea
Green tea in particular MAY be an effective cancer fighter. In recent studies, green tea has exhibited an effectiveness in slowing and even preventing the growth of cancer of the liver, breast, colon and prostate cells. In long term clinicals, tea was connected with lower risks of bladder, stomach and pancreatic cancer.
- Water, water and water
Water not only is the life blood of kidneys, but can also safeguard us from bladder cancer. Water can actually dilute concentrated potential cancer-creating agents in the bladder. Water consumption can also lead to more bathroom visits which allows for less time for these cancer causing agents to reside in the lining of the bladder
- Blueberries with a cause
This berry is quite rich in antioxidants and the positive effects of which can felt across our system. Antioxidants attack cancer on a molecular level, seek to add helpful berries where you can into your diet.
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