Cancer is a modern-day killer. Millions of people die each year due to cancer mostly brought about by unhealthy food choices. If only people know the right food to eat, then they would have better chances against cancer. Cancer can be beaten if people will eat the right kind of food early on. Here are the best foods to eat if you want to have a better chance to survive.
A new study showed that come nuts can halt the progress of certain breast cancer cells. Apigenin is a plant compound that helped lab rats getting less cancer cells. However, apigenin is not readily absorbed into the bloodstream. Scientists are looking for ways to have apigenin absorbed by the body. It will significantly delay the onset of serious complications in breast cancer that could lead to mastectomy.
Oily Fish and Seafood
Fish is great in fighting certain cancers. Mackerel, salmon and herring are great sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Long oily chains found in omega-3 fatty acids are known to reduce the progress of breast, prostate and colon cancer. Fish can also provide you with significant amounts of vitamin D which is also good against certain cancers. Add to that the fact that eating more of fish than poultry or red meat will help spare you from having high levels of bad cholesterol which can prelude the existence of heart and cardiovascular diseases.
Carrots, peppers and apricots
Carrots, peppers and apricots are not only good for the eye because its vitamin A content. But, it is also good for fighting certain cancers. Cancer carotenoids are being released through the synthesis of vitamin A from beta-carotene. Don’t eat these foods at the same time or risk appearing a bit orangey. You can also have some beeroot or any purple-colored food. These foods contain resveratrol which has been found by certain studies to be helpful in stopping the progress of certain cancers.
If you appreciate the Red-Hot Chili Peppers for their music, then you must also start loving the real thing i.e. those real red peppers for their cancer-fighting substances. Red peppers are also great sources of vitamin C and are found to be more effective than oranges. Nobel laureate Linus Pauling believed that cancer patients should consume two to 10 grams of vitamin C per day. You can also get large amounts of the vitamin C by eating broccoli, papaya, berries and cherries.
Eating foods that contain zinc is a great way to fight certain cancers. Sunflower seeds are excellent sources of zinc. Throw in some pumpkin seeds into your plate and you can complete the anti-cancer fight. Prostate cancer sufferers will surely get the much needed zinc and vitamin E by eating sunflower seeds. Vitamin E inhibits the growth of cancer cells by acting as anti-oxidants that prevent damage caused by free radicals. Sunflower seeds also have a bit of selenium which can produce dopamine in the body to fight stress and anxiety by lowering stress-causing hormones cortisol and adrenaline.
Soya is also a great way to fight cancers. Soya has certain phytochemicals that aid the body against cancers. It is also a great source of plant-based proteins. You still get the needed amount of proteins without the need to consume meat which can raise cholesterol levels.
Tomatoes when subjected to heat produce lycopene. Lycopene is a phytochemical that has been proven to be truly effective against certain cancers. Lycopene is also found in strawberry used in jams. People need 25 to 40 milligrams of lycopene each day to fight colon, cervix and lung cancers.
Medical experts and health gurus have been continuously engaged in this war on cancer for more than thirty long years. Unfortunately, this war goes on and has become even more prevalent in these modern days. This is why many nutritionists and dieticians recommend that people must stick to a cancer-fighting diet. This kind of diet recommends that one’s plate must consist with two-thirds of plant-based foods and animal protein must not exceed one-third. Besides diet, regular exercise and healthy lifestyle modifications must also be done to help lessen the risk of suffering from cancer.
Understanding how food works against cancer is only part of the solution. Keeping yourself healthy through exercise and happy disposition completes the package. Smile and eat wisely and be cancer-free!
About the Author: Ryan Rivera used to suffer from anxiety attacks for seven years. He now dedicates his life in writing articles that will help people in coping with anxiety, stress, panic attacks and depression. You can read more of his writings at Calm Clinic.