Cancer Fighting Foods and Drinks
Cancer exists in more that hundred different types and the exact causes of this frightening illness is still unknown. The right foods are really helpful in slowing down the growth of cancerous cells.
This article covers the different kinds of foods that can prevent cancer and fight against it incase it occurs.
Cancer Fighting Foods
Garlic: This white vegetable is packed with powerful sulphur compounds which help to prevent stomach cancer. But for this effect you have to take garlic twice a day, either in raw or cooked form.
Granary Bread: This fiber-rich food can bring down bowel cancer risk by up to 25 percent. Not only that, taking 25g a day can cut down breast cancer risk by 40 percent.
Sweet Potatoes: A good source of beta-carotene that will protect you against skin and oral cancer.
Watermelon: This red juicy fruit has high levels of lycopene that can boost your skin�s natural SPF. It�s definitely anti-ageing and cancer fighting but at the same it�s not a sun screen substitute.
Trout: Definitely one for the barbecue � eaten three times a week, oily fish can cut your risk of breast cancer. Thanks to its generous dose of omega-3s and vitamin D.
Tangerines: The flesh of tangerines contains compound that�s toxic to cancer cells � but levels are much higher in the peel. You can add grated peel to soups and marinades.
Chickpeas: Beans, chickpeas and lentils are rich in polyphenols and lignans � both of which are highly helpful in slowing down the growth of tumors.
Cancer Fighting Drinks
Cloudy Apple Juice: Drinking two glasses of this juice everyday can cut down the risk of colon cancer by nearly 40 percent. It�s all because of the high levels of antioxidants present in it.
Green Tea or Black Tea: Drinking two cups of black tea or green tea everyday can cut down cancer risk by nearly half. The polyphenols present in them slows down the growth rate of cancerous cells. They are particularly very effective for breast cancer, ovarian cancer and prostate cancer. Ginger tea is also a powerful cancer fighter.
Beet Juice: It is effective in breaking down and eliminating tumors. Beets actually increase glutathione production, which helps the body detoxify the cancer causing elements. Beets are particularly more effective in fighting against colon cancer.
Other fruits: Certain other Proanthocyanidins (or PAC’s) rich fruits such as Blueberry, Plums, Purple Grapes are also powerful cancer fighters. You can just eat them as such or take in juice form.