Cancer fighting super foods and foods for good health are an important part of fighting illness and aging from the internal organs to the outward appearance of our body. I recently heard on the radio that America’s favorite dessert is fruit. WOW! I didn’t see that one coming at all. I thought it would be potato chips and high calorie soda drinks. I have done the research for years on the best cancer and illness fighting foods because I had cancer and I understand the value of eating a good clean diet. I will share them with you.
Broccoli contains phytonutrients valuable in fighting and preventing cancer.
Red Cabbage contains large amounts of phytonutrients(flavonoid phytonutrients) and glucosinolates. All these help fight and lower risks for cancer. Also, helps lower stress (which aids in the start of cancer.)
Ground Flaxseed (It has to be ground. Your body cannot digest whole flaxseed.) is an excellent source of fiber and omega 3 fatty acids. It has been known to help shrink tumors.
Nuts! Brazil nuts contain selenium (which lowers the risk of cancer), fiber, and ellagic acid (an antioxidant that kills cancer cells.) Walnuts contain phytosterols (helps prevent cellular growth in certain cancers.) Almonds are good for the heart containing omega 3s.
Berries (especially those rich in color) prevent cancer, eat cancer cells, and boosts health with ellagic acid, antioxidents, phytoflavonoids, potassium, vitamin C and helps with anti-inflammation. These include raspberries, blue berries, black berries, acai berries, and strawberries.
Fresh water fish (not farmed) including salmon, herring, sardines, and mackerel contain omega 3s (high in monounsaturated fats) which lowers the risk of heart disease, helps with arthritis, and may help prevent memory loss.
Soy is found in protein from oats, barley, almonds (also a good source of fiber and heart healthy), and margarine from plants sterols. It lowers cholesterol. It can be found in soy milk, tofu, and edamame.
Fiber lowers cholesterol, blood sugar, is a good source of protein, and aids in weight loss (makes you feel full longer.) Fiber also helps your body pass waste and unwanted chemicals (carcinogins) faster. Beans are a great source of fiber and good for protein as well.
Dark chocolate is packed with cancer fighting antioxidents and lowers blood pressure. Look for cocoa content 60 percent or higher and remember to use moderation. Dark chocolate contains less fat and less sugar.
Black and green tea both slows and prevents the growth of cancer. Black tea has a powerful antioxidant called ECGC (which slows cancer growth and lowers cholesterol.)
Tomatoes contain lycopene a carotenoid that inhibits cancer cellular growth. Cooking tomatoes increases its lycopene strenght and ability to fight cancer.
Garlic contains photochemicals preventing cancer growth.
Avocados are a super fruit which contains 20 essential nutrients, rich in omega 3s, and helps boost the immune system, weight loss, and cancer prevention.