A balanced diet that sits a bit on the alkaline side, along with as few toxins in the body as possible makes your body a not so nice place for cancer to start or to live. Your goal is to strengthen your immune system and make it a natural killer, fighting off cancer like gangbusters, while you immerse every non-cancerous cell in your body with beautiful nutrition.
Wondering, what those ‘brave-to-fight-cancer’ foods are like? Check out this list of top 10 foods known to stop cancer and help you to naturally live a long and healthy life.
All berries, especially black raspberries, contain phytonutrients and ellagic acid, which stop tumors from growing. They do not only slow the growth of cancer cells, but have been shown in studies to ramp up enzymes in the body that destroy substances that cause cancer and prevent the growth of tumors. Eating berries vastly decreases the risk of developing lung, stomach, and mouth cancers. This is according to hundreds of clinical studies that have been conducted for both the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research.
Find ways to add organic berries to your meals daily and reap the wide range of anti-cancer benefits they have to offer. You can’t go wrong, no matter which berry you choose.
9. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
You knew there was a good reason to eat fish every week, right? Flaxseed oil and hemp oil, and eating all those delicious oily fish provide your body with omega-3 fatty acids which make your body inhospitable to cancer cells.
DHA (docosahexanoic acid), a type of omega-3 fatty acid, has been shown to reduce the size of tumors, as well as enhance the positive effects of chemotherapy drugs while limiting their side effects. DHA is also a major component of our gray brain matter and our retina. It’s essential for normal neurological as well as cellular development. Research has found that DHA acts at a molecular level and reduces the accumulation of white blood cells, oxidative stress, as well as overall inflammation. All of these processes have been linked to the growth of cancerous tumors.
The National Cancer Institute issued a statement that admits garlic can reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, especially cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. Well, we knew that already.
It is most beneficial to eat garlic raw. This tasty herb fights off those nasty free radicals, reduces inflammation in the body, and fights cancer. Who would have ever thought that “garlic breath” would turn out to be healthy? The compounds that cause that terrible breath are the same ones that stop substances from causing cancer to form in your body. Garlic also helps to repair DNA while it kills off cancer cells. It also reduces the risk of developing colon cancer.
Cook up some Chinese food tonight and don’t forget to add plenty of organic garlic!
7. Maitake and Shiitake Mushrooms
These mushrooms, like all others, improve immune function and are great sources of antioxidants. They are also full of vitamins, including C, and B, as well as calcium and other important minerals. However, shiitake mushrooms are known for fighting the development and progression of both cancer and AIDS by improving the immune system and allowing your body to fight off these diseases on its own. Lentinan, a compound found in the mushrooms, can stop or at least slow the growth of tumors.
An activated hexose compound, known as 1.3-beat glucan, is linked to a slowed activity within tumors as well as found to lessen the terrible side effects of chemotherapy. Eat both the stem and the top of the mushrooms for all the health benefits. If these mushrooms are a lot to your taste, you can even find kits for growing them at home.
Wow, how can something that tastes so good and irresistible be so great at knocking out cancer?
It’s the resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant, that gives grapes their power. Like all antioxidants, it can reduce cancers and pre-cancerous growth, prevent the development of cancerous tumors.
Research has shown that resveratrol is particularly potential to stop breast, liver, and stomach cancers. Green grapes have less resveratrol, as compared to red and purple ones. Also, the skin has a lot of the compound. It’s recommended that you eat less seedless grapes and eat more of the seeds that are in grapes for your best health.
If you consume organic red grapes daily, or drink fresh grape juice, this will protect you against cancers and tumor growth naturally.