NUTRITION AND CANCER
Plants for cancer
Adequate food for cancer
Among all vegetable foods, those ones which are especially suitable to avoid the appearance of cancerous tumors or inhibit their developement, are the following:
Guanabana, soursop or graviola: This fruit is rich in acetogenins, components which are considered fighting cancer.
Garlic: Garlic is probably the best anti-cancer plant. It has more than 40 compounds that inhibit the growth of cells that could become cancerous. We must not forget to eat garlic, especially raw, as often as possible. (See study of the plant to avoid possible contraindications)
Tomatoes: Tomatoes have as many components as garlic. Among them, one of the most powerful antioxidants is lycopene (the dye that gives it its red color and is also able to prevent the development of cancerous tumors in many parts of the body). Tomatoes can be eaten fresh, but when they are preserved, they become even richer in lycopene (more information)
Carrots: Among other components, they are rich in beta carotene and fiber content and pectin. Adding carrots in our foods, especially raw, becomes a good way of getting a powerful antioxidant that protects us from cancer.
Peppers: They contain lots of vitamin C, lycopene and beta-carotene, components with proven anti-cancer properties. They should be eaten raw and we should choose the best red ones.
Onions: They are another powerful anti-cancer vegetal. The onion should not be absent from our meals. It is very healthy to eat them raw in salads.
Strawberries and raspberries: Rich in vitamin C, ellagic acid, linoleic and alpha-linolenic. These are substances capable of inhibiting cancer substances that can attack healthy cells. It is helpful to eat these fruits as a dessert from time to time. In the case of strawberries, a purifying diet with this food can be a good way to eliminate toxins from the body.
Apples: We should eat them because of its content in catechins and quercetin, two phytochemicals that protect against the activity of free radicals.
Soy: For its wealth of isoflavones, especially genistein, it inhibits the growth of cancer cells, especially breast cancer and prostate cancer. Eating this vegetable regularly (or some of its many derivatives, such as tofu, yogurt, liquid soybean, soybean sprouts, tofu, etc.), can help in preventing this type of cancer or its development.
Chickpeas: The lecithin content in chickpeas is higher than in other legumes such as soybeans or peanuts. Lecithin is necessary for the formation of choline. choline helps the liver to prevent or treat a variety of diseases that can affect it, such as cirrhosis, hepatitis, liver cancer or degradation of the liver caused by toxins.
Cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables: Cabbage and members of the cabbage family (brussels sprouts , cauliflower, cabbage), broccoli, turnips, watercress, are rich in vitamin C, cysteine, and sulforrafano glucosinolates. This are the foods that protect us most against cancers by helping in the elimination of estrogen (mainly breast, lung, stomach, ovarian, prostate, colon cancers). It would be interesting eating any of these vegetables daily.
Papayas: They contain lots of vitamin C with antioxidant properties that help in preventing the formation of cancer cells in the breast.
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.