Discover foods that fight Cancer

Discover foods that fight Cancer

It is a well-known fact that eating and living healthy will add years to your life.  The vitamins and minerals found in food are important for your body and mind to function properly.  It has been proven repeatedly that what you put into your body has a direct result on your body’s health.  You wouldn’t put cheap oil in an expensive car, so why would you fill your body with unwanted things.

Studies that have the focus of using food as medicine have made leaps and strides for the last decade and the results are amazing.  Labs from across the world have proved that healthy eating will not only improve your general health which will help prevent disease but it will actively fight disease as well.

Eating right doesn’t have to be horrible. You won’t regret taking this step in the right direction.

Here are the top 5 Cancer Fighting Foods for you to add to your menu

  1. Raw Garlic: Garlic contains powerful antioxidants like allicin, which has proved to remove free radicals from your body.  It also boosts your immunity, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels, improves your brain function and is a natural detoxifier.  Add some chopped or crushed garlic to your favourite recipes to add extra kick to your meals.
  2. Broccoli: Related to kale, cauliflower and cabbage, broccoli is rich in phytochemicals as well as the antioxidants glucoraphanin and indole-3-carbinol. These all have been proven to reduce the risk of cervical, breast, gastric and prostate cancers.  They are also great natural anti-inflammatories, good for your bones and your heart.  Since phytochemicals are heat-sensitive enzymes, to get the full benefits of broccoli serve them raw or blanched.
  3. Strawberries: Researchers found that these beautiful pieces of fruit slow down the growth of cancer cells, lower inflammation, protect your body from heart disease, prevents memory loss and will help your body burn fat stores. Plus, they are packed with great flavour and go great in fruit salads and smoothies.
  4. Spinach: Not only are these leafy greens low in calories, they are jam packed with incredible vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids that your body needs to stay strong. Spinach also contains flavonoids that soak up damaging free radicals and flushes them out.
  5. Tomatoes: Tomatoes are full of antioxidants called lycopene. This powerful antioxidant is known for preventing the formation of certain cancers.  They also lower the risk of heart disease and are natural anti-inflammatories.  Lycopene is released when tomatoes are cooked. In fact, canned tomatoes have even higher concentrations of lycopene than fresh.

There are many other cancer-fighting foods but these 5 foods are a great place to start.  They are available all year rounds, easy to find and add to your meals.  Do you have a favourite recipe that includes these amazing foods – let us know in the comments below.

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