29 Apr 2015

Super foods that fight against cancer

Cancer is a dreaded disease where prevention is better than cure.One of the major culprit in cancer is your unhealthy and faulty food habits.There are food substance that enable you to fight against cancer.They act by boosting our immune system and supporting our body.They help you to stay a head of cancer and improve your health.

Super foods that prevent cancer
We usually neglet those powerful foods that prevent cancer, they have powerful action on your health and immune system.
1.Vegetables and fruits
You should consume more variety of fruits and to prevent cancer.Vegetables that act against cancer are Broccoli, brusselsprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, eggplant, green beans, kale, onions(red), peppers, radishes ,soy, squash, sweetpotatoes, tomatoes,yams
Anti-cancer fruits include the following
Apricots,blueberries, grapefruit, grapes, lemons, mangoes, oranges, papayas, peaches, persimmons, strawberries, organic, tangerines
Include atleast five sevings of vegetables and fruits in your daily food
2.Fiber rich food 
Eat fiber rich food as they will reduce the cancer risk , which include whole grains,beans, fruits and vegetables.
3.Plant based foods,
Eat predominantly plant based foods, foods of plant origin are low in their caloric and fat content.They are rich in phytochemicals and antioxidants which are strong anticancer agents.Apart from the anticancer effect of fibers the legumes (such as seeds, rice, beans, and chick peas soy beans) have anti cancer properties due to their protease inhibitor function.So they reduce the growth of colon, breast and skin cancers. 
4.Green tea 
Consumption of green tea is useful in cancer prevention.
5.Peanuts and Peanut butter
Consume more Peanuts and Peanut butter.Consumption of vitmin E rich foods helps to reduce the risk of colon, stomach liver and lung cancer.Peanuts, peanut butter, sunflower seeds almond, almond butter are rich source of vitamin E they make your cells strong enough to fight agaist cancer.
6.Vitamin D rich food
Eat vitamin D rich food,as low vitamin D have been associated with the cancer especially breast, prostate and colon cancer.Wild salmon, vitamin D fortified dairy product such as yogurt and milk increases your vitamin D level.Vitamin D inhibit the blood vessel formation that feeds the tumor cell,thus helps to arrest the cell growth.
8.Foods rich in calcium
Consume foods rich in calcium.High calcium intake is associated with decreased incidence of colorectal cancer.Calcium acts in the following ways to prevent cancer
a.It can control the multiplication of cells that line the colon.As uncontrolled growth is the basic pathology in cancer it help to reduce cancer.
b.Calcium can bind with bile acid and protect the colon from the irritating effect of bile which is a carcinogen.
If you want to reduce the cancer risk consume 500 to 1000 mg of calcium daily along with dietary source of calcium.Dose required is 2000mg to suppress uncontrolled proliferation.Dairy products bony fish and yogurt are rich source of calcium.
9.Food rich in selenium
Consume food rich in selenium.Selenium has strong antioxidant property, thus helps to scavenge the free radicals that produce cancer.They are shown to reduce the colonic cancer.To get the maximum benefit of selenium consume it with vitaminE rich foods.Fish particularly redsnapper, shrimp, lobster, whole grain, vegetables are rich in selenium.
10.Acidophilus and cancer prevention.
Acidophilus are intestine friendly bacteria that can act as anti cancer agent and prevent colonic cancer
How it prevent cancer?
The growth of other intestine friendly bacterias is stimulated by them. They reduce bile acid to carcinogen conversion.
Lacto bacillus acidophilus reduces the colonic enzyme that produce carcinogen formation in the intestine.
Consume yogurt with the L.A.C. (live active cultures) seal 

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