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Foods that can help Fight Cancer

 


 

     An effective way to battle cancer is to STARVE the cancer cells by not feeding it with foods it needs to multiply.

What cancer cells feed on:
Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. 
      Note: Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc. are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute
      would be honey or molasses but only in very small amounts.

Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color. Better alternative is sea salt.

What may help fight Cancer:
Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. 
Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells.


Antioxidants Compounds
Carotenoids
are antioxidants that aid cell-to-cell communication that controls cell growth, while folate is essential to protect our DNA, the starting point of any change that leads to cancer.

Dark-green leafy vegetables; these emerald-hued veggies contain folate and carotenoids. These include carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, papaya, tomatoes and cruciferous vegetables (cauliflower, cabbage, cress, bok choy).

Broccoli; the (DIM) in broccoli or isoprenoids and polyphenols in other vegetables, may also work in concert to provide the best support for cancer prevention.

Legumes; they may be tiny, but legumes such as peas, beans and lentils pack a big nutritional punch may contain natural phytochemicals that are uniquely different from those in vegetables and whole grains

Garlic; contains unique antioxidant phytochemicals called allyl sulfides that “seem to intervene in several steps of the cancer process.

Green Tea; Full of antioxidants called catechins, which lab studies have found may stop growth of cancer cells and reduce the size of cancerous tumors

Berries; contain antioxidants compounds, which may protect your cells from damage linked to cancer that include blueberries, blackberries.

Grapes; contain a plant chemical called resveratrol, an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, hides in grape skins, especially purple and red ones.

Tomatoes
; their bright red color comes from an antioxidant called lycopene, which can protect cells from damage and kill those that aren’t growing properly. You can also get lycopene in pink grapefruit and watermelon.

Flaxseed; contains an antioxidant called lignans, which may help the body rid itself of carcinogens, and omega-3 fatty acids, which are believed to reduce inflammation and boost the body’s immune system.

 

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