8 Powerhouse Cancer-Fighting Foods

8 Powerhouse Cancer-Fighting Foods
Did you know that your immune system is capable of healing pretty much every disease known to man? The body’s self-healing capabilities are quite astounding.
There actually have been cases of people defeating cancer without the use of traditional medication and treatments.

Some people have success with vegetarianism, raw foods, ketogenic diets and juicing, just to name a few. Due to the individuality of the human body, one diet simply won’t work well for everyone. What does work for everyone is banishing heavily processed, unhealthy foods for more natural options. The following 8 cancer-fighting foods will improve your health, thereby reducing your risk of cancer.

1. Oily/Fatty Fish
Oily or fatty fish include favorites like salmon, tuna, sardines and trout. These fish are simply packed with nutrients and should be a part of everyone’s diet. Omega-3 has incredible anti-inflammatory capabilities. Aside from omega-3, these fish also are an excellent source of Vitamin A and Vitamin D, both of which fight cancer cells. Studies have shown that chemotherapy patients with diets high in Vitamin A are less likely to develop cachexia (weight loss, lethargy, muscle atrophy and other ailments associated with chronic illness).

2. Garlic
Garlic is so versatile when it comes to health, especially cancer prevention. The sulfuric properties of garlic work toward repairing damaged DNA and killing off cancer cells. Garlic also fights bacteria that is linked to cancer. It is recommended that when using garlic in your cooking you prepare it at least 15 minutes prior to using it in your dish. Peeling, crushing and dicing it, and then letting it sit will ensure its sulfuric properties are working at its maximum.

3. Spinach
Spinach isn’t just good for your eyes but also excellent as one of the cancer-fighting foods. Lutein is the antioxidant in spinach that people claim is responsible for improving eyesight. This same antioxidant helps to remove free radicals and other harmful molecules from your body. Spinach also contains carotenoids, which has been linked to reducing risk of certain cancers like ovarian. In fact, a ton of dark leafy greens have this property. Don’t skip on them!

4. Mushrooms
Mushrooms might be a fungi but are surprisingly good for you. Aside from being a general healthy addition to your diet, they are particularly suited as a cancer-fighting food due to the level of Vitamin D in them. Mushrooms also help boost your immune system with their alpha and beta glucan molecules. In fact, one study done with white button mushrooms shows incredible results with assisting the body in fighting salmonella.

5. Tomatoes
The antioxidant that gives tomatoes their wonderful color is also wonderful at stopping cancer cell growth. Lycopene studies have shown that it effectively stops or drastically reduces breast, uterus and prostate cancer. It is also believed to boost the immune system. Tomatoes are naturally one fruit that have high concentrations of lycopene, but other produce like watermelon and red bell peppers are worth adding to your diet, as well.

6. Carrots
Not only are carrots a favorite veggie but their nutrients have some serious disease-fighting capabilities. Carrots have an antioxidant called beta-carotene. Studies have shown that this antioxidant protects cells from damage and also inhibits cancer cell growth. Carrots are best eaten cooked. Source...

James Koroma

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