Anti-Cancer Diet

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Doctors argue that there are lots of foods that can prevent cancer. But what if you’ve already got cancer? It may seem that taking preventive measures does not make sense anymore as the disease strikes. But that’s not true.

Broccoli to Treat Cancer

Anti-Cancer Foods

Cancer preventing diet includes foods with antioxidants which prevent the production of excessive hormones and elements which help detox the body and remove carcinogens. For example:

  • laminaria,
  • broccoli,
  • cauliflower,
  • head cabbage and Brussels sprout,
  • salad cress,
  • onion,
  • garlic,
  • tomatoes,
  • cranberry,
  • citrus fruits,
  • seeds of flax, sesame, pumpkin and sunflower.

It’s also good to eat vegetable food fresh. But if there have been changes on the cell level, you can resort to another set of weapons.

Beta-Carotene

Cancer patients are often advised to drink carrot juice – beta-carotene in carrots can work wonders. But it’s better to eat whole fresh carrots. According to medics, carrot loses some of its health benefits when squeezed into juice.

Red pepper is also a good source of beta-carotene. This vegetable also provides capsaicin, substance that counteracts carcinogens in smoked and canned foods.

Soy Containing Foods

Any soy-based food stops malignant cells from growing and mitigates the intoxicating impact of radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Almond and apricot seeds provide leatril that kills cancer cells.

Pineapple

New scientific studies have unveiled two beneficial elements in pineapple stems. One of them stimulates the immune system, the other blocks a special protein produced by cancer cells, which impedes tumor growth. But we’ve got used to eat the flesh of pineapples. So pineapple stems are most likely to be used for making anti-cancer drugs.

Yet, anti-cancer diet alone won’t bring you healing. Whatever frustrating cancer treatment is, you have to pull through it. While consumption of above mentioned foods will make the treatment more effective.

Source of the image: mindfulnutritionist.wordpress.com.