7 Best Cancer Fighting Foods by pccyhofire

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									                         7 Best Cancer Fighting Foods
  Cancer Fighting Foods protects our bodies from carcinogens and free radicals.
                         These foods help prevent cancer.




Cancer is an ailment distinguished by the unrepressed development and spread of
 abnormal cells. This fatal disease builds up in 2 stages: the initiation stage where
   the healthy cell is tainted; and the promotion stage, where the abnormal cell
 multiplies. Having Cancer Fighting Foods in our daily diet is a great start. Always
               remember the saying: prevention is better than cure.

It is said that a large percentage of all cancers are related to diet. This means that
  people get cancer from unhealthy eating. This type of eating habits include the
 consumption of fatty foods, processed foods, excessive alcohol drinking, and not
                 considering any Cancer Fighting Foods in their meals.

  Here are the 8 Best Cancer Fighting Foods that we should consume regularly:
                                      1. Carrots

A low intake of Vitamin A (especially Beta Carotene) is linked to cancer. Carrots
are rich in Vitamin A. It aids in the prevention of cancer by inhibiting the growth
of abnormal cell; strengthening the immune system; and protecting cell
membranes.

                       2. Spinach and other Leafy Vegetables

Turnip greens and spinach are some examples of leafy cancer fighting foods.
These leafy vegetables are rich in folic acid. The main function of folic acid is to
maintain the cell’s genetic code and regulate normal cell division.

                                    3. Mushrooms

Mushrooms helps our body battle cancer. It also helps build a strong immune
system. Mushrooms such as reishi, agaricus , and shiitake have polysaccharides.
This helps build a solid immune system that can prevent cancer. Lectin, a protein
found in mushrooms, is known to kill cancer cells and stops them from
multiplying.

                                      4. Tomato

Tomatoes are known to have lycopene. These are antioxidants that fight free
radicals (which causes cancer). Aside from lycopene, tomatoes contain vitamin C.
This vitamin is known to protect normal cells from being damaged or altered by
cancer cells.

                              5. Cruciferous Vegetables

Broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cabbage have something in common. They all
contain a component that is said to fight cancer (breast cancer in particular). This
is known as indole-3-carbinol. It fights cancer by changing cancer-promoting
estrogens into a more defensive assortment. They also have sulforaphane, which
is believed to prevent rectal and colon cancers.
                                    6. Raspberries

Raspberries is a good source of anti-oxidants. This fruits also hold several types of
minerals and vitamins that aid in cancer protection. One type of antioxidant that
can be found in raspberries is anthocyanins. This anti-oxidant is known to protect
the cells from free radicals that cause cancer.

                                        7. Kale

Kale is a leafy green vegetable that has a lot of health potentials. For starters, it is
known to contain indoles. These are compounds that help prevent the conversion
of laceration to cancerous cells in sensitive tissues. Also, a component of this
vegetable called phytochemicals may restrain the growth of lumps and protect
healthy cells from carcinogens.

								
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