Foods like fruits and vegetables successfully fight cancer because they’re high in nutrients and fiber, and low in fat. Studies show they have cancer-fighting chemicals that ward off damage to cells. Foods such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and berries are high in vitamins and antioxidants. Let’s take a closer look:
Broccoli contains a high amount of sulforaphane, a potent compound that boosts the body’s protective enzymes and flushes out cancer-causing chemicals. A recent University of Michigan study on mice found that sulforaphane also targets cancer stem cells which aid in tumor growth.
are packed with cancer-fighting phytonutrients. But black raspberries, especially, contain very high concentrations of phytochemicals called anthocyanins. Anthocyanins slow the growth of premalignant cells and keep new malignant blood vessels from forming.
Tomatoes contain lycopene, a carotenoid. Also, Lycopene stops endometrial cancer cell growth which nearly 8,000 deaths a year.
Walnuts contain cholesterol-like molecules found in plants they effectively block estrogen receptors in breast cancer cells.
Phytochemicals in garlic
halt the formation of cancer causing nitrosamine, which is a food preservative found in foods like processed meats.
A study out of Michigan State University found that black and navy beans significantly reduced colon cancer in rats. Beans increased levels of the fatty acid, butyrate, which in high concentrations protects against cancer growth.
Save your life by changing your diet. Add large amounts of vegetables and fruits to your daily meals and reduce your intake of alcohol and processed foods.
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