Written By John Maddox / Reviewed By Ray SpottsSince there are more than 100 various kinds of cancer out there, this serious condition can be caused by a number of different factors. Some of the common factors that can lead to cancer include smoking tobacco, how active you are, and what you eat on a daily basis.
Food definitely plays an important role in whether or not you develop cancer in the long run. Some foods can cause cancer while other foods are high in antioxidants, which are anti-cancer properties that will greatly reduce your risk of the disease developing.
Many people in various cultures around the world have used garlic to treat a bunch of different ailments. The reason why doctors believe garlic can help prevent cancer is because it helps give your body's antioxidant level a boost. Components of garlic like diallyl disulfide can help stop free radical production, which is what leads to the production of cancer cells. Simply increase your garlic consumption to help prevent cancer later on down the road.
Broccoli is a popular vegetable that is part of the cabbage family. Eating broccoli more regularly will help you prevent certain cancers like colon, prostate, and pancreas. Broccoli works by supplying your body with beneficial enzymes, nutrients, and anti-cancer agents like sulforaphane. Sulforaphane will help your body produce more enzymes that will help protect your body against cancer cells. Other vegetables like Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and cauliflower contain sulforaphane so it is a good idea to add all these foods to your daily diet.
Cranberries are a tart fruit that is jam packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and flavonoids. Antioxidants and flavonoids like anthocyanins will help your body fight off cancer cells. Meanwhile, vitamins like vitamin C will help strengthen your immune system so cancer cells have a hard time taking over your body. Drink two to three cups of cranberry juice daily to fight off cancer cells by strengthening your antioxidant level and immune system.
The tomato is one of the most used food items in the world. Tomatoes are used in a variety of dishes, sauces, soups, and salads. However, most people don't know that tomatoes have powerful antioxidant properties that can prevent and treat cancer. The antioxidant that is responsible for the tomato's cancer fighting abilities is lycopene. In various tests lycopene has shown to possess the ability to stop the development of cancer cells before they cause the development of cancers like breast, lung, and prostate.
Studies have shown that fish oil can help reduce the chances of some cancers. Fish oils are also known as omega-3 fatty acids, and you can get all three of these fatty acids by eating fishes like halibut, sea bass, tuna, salmon, and sardines. If you're not a big fan of eating fish you can try taking some omega-3 supplements like fish oil capsules.
Most people start drinking green tea because they want to look and feel younger. However, green tea has some powerful anti-cancer properties. It is the flavonoids with high-antioxidant properties that give green tea its cancer-fighting abilities. These cancer-fighting flavonoids in green tea are known as polyphenols. It is the polyphenols that will help reduce your chances of developing a tumor, as well as cancer.
Just like cranberries, blueberries are packed with antioxidants known to fight off free radical cells that cause diseases like cancer. The pterostilbene property in blueberries can help treat colon cancer. You'll also get an extra boost from the high dosage of vitamin C naturally found in blueberries.
These are seven of the best foods that can help you prevent cancer. Of course, there are other factors that can lead to cancer, but eating the right foods will greatly reduce your chances of developing the disease.
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John Maddox is an alternative medicine and fitness enthusiast and has over 16 years experience in health care. He likes to travel, read, and writes for various natural alternative websites. The naturalacnemed.com website is packed with even more information to teach you how to use food items as a treatment. The site focuses on how to cure acne naturally.
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