PROMINENT CANCER FIGHTING FOODS
Cancer is the second largest cause of death in the world today. One in 8 men and one in 11 women die of cancer. Cancer is familiar from the days of Hippocrates. But cancer deaths skyrocketed during past 100 years. Life styles and eating habits are changing along with the time that led to development of group of cancer deceases into our lives. This uninvited guest has become a monster taking the lives of current generation people. If we extrapolate the statistics of cancer today, the experts say the people of age group 20 – 30 would be the victims of cancer in next decade. The presence of vegetable oils during past few decades, like corn & soy, polyunsaturated fats that are capable to damaging the systems of the body. Increased use of estrogen in many farms, during past few decades, and the list is big, can create and maintain carcinogenic environment in our body systems.
When we look at the types of cancer, each and every part of our body is susceptible to cancer. Despite the progress of medical science, there is no treatment in the world today that can eliminate cancer from human body. The so called radiotherapy, which destroy the cancer cells in the affected part of the body. But how many of us know that this treatment actually multiplies the cancer cells? The wavelength that is being used in this therapy actually converts healthy cells into cancer cells. If we look at the statistics, it is evident that cancer returns back in aggressive form after radiotherapy treatment.
God has created fruits, vegetables and trees around us to safeguard us from any kind of decease including cancer. Many of us do not know this fact, and people who know, simply overlook. Our nature filled our planet with wonderful shrubs, plants, trees and kitchen spices. These are capable of destroying any decease and restore good health back into our lives without any side effects.
There are many foods, nature had given us, can destroy the malignant cells in human body and cancer is being eliminated completely. Let us now look at prominent foods that fight with cancer.
Garlic contains Allicin chemical which belong to Sulfur family which has excellent defense mechanism to fight cancer cells. Allicin is formed when garlic is chewed well. Allicin is also called Allyl Sulfur Compound. It prevents the enzymes that help cancer causing compounds. It also encourages self destruction of cancer cells. This kind of triggering self destruction of cancer cells is called “apoptosis”. It acts on cancer cells alone without harming normal cells. It actually hinders with cancer spreading and also responsible for shrink tumor size. Chewing the garlic and also crushed garlic produces allicin. Few minutes standing time of crushed garlic allows it to produce enzymes that creates allicin.
Broccoli has more Vitamin C than Lemons & other foods. Vitamin C helps establishing strong immune system. The compounds in broccoli that encourages genes that suppress cancer tumor. It has a chemical related to Sulphur family, that can slow down the growth of cancer cells and also it kills them. It also establishes a process known as “apoptosis” which results in cancer cells to destruct themselves. Broccoli contains beta-carotene which controls abnormal cell growth. It also contain folate compound which indirectly prevents occurrence of cancer. Boiling of broccoli in water reduces the content of folate and vitamin C, hence it is best to steam cook or stir-fry.
Blue berries are packed with cancer fighting phytonutrients. These can kill cancer cells and also inhibits cancer cell growth. Several compounds in blue berries protect DNA from free radical damage which can lead to cancer. They also responsible for self destruction of cancer cells, a process called “apotposis”.
Turmeric contains a substance called cucumin, which can fight with cancer and destroys cancer cells without damaging surrounding healthy cells. Since curcumin is present in very small quantities in turmeric, the concentrated extract is available as supplement in capsules form in the market. Curcumin is the substance that imparts yellow color to turmeric. It hinders with the growth of cancer cells and initiates a process called “apotposis” which results in cancer cells destroys themselves. Curcumin is a dormant substance in nature. When it is combined with black pepper, its cancer killing qualities are increased by around 300%. Hence it is always suggested to consume it along with black pepper. Curcumin extract fortified with black pepper is available in the form of capsules in online stores.
Tomato has a kind of antioxidant in rich quantities that can protect men from prostate cancer. Lycopene is a carotenoid present in tomatoes, which has excellent antioxidant properties. Also it is element that provides red color to tomatoes. It safeguards DNA in the cells from damage which can lead to cancer. Lycopene triggers a self destruction mechanism where cancer cells destroy themselves. Active research is going on to explore the anti cancer properties of tomatoes.
There are other fruits and vegetables having cancer fighting qualities. Pomegranates, Grapes with seeds, Pineapple, Banana, Kiwis, Apples, Ginger, Carrots, Papaya, Sesame seeds. Active studies and research experimented on mice reveals the cancer fighting qualities and these results are yet to be proved on human mankind.
Please note that curing of deceases with natural foods happens over a period of time. One may not expect quick results. Belief, persistence and discipline are essential and change of life style may be required, if it demands. Believe that natural foods can cure any kind of decease.
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Disclaimer : Data in this site is solely of general reference nature. People on medication should continue to visit your physician. It has no intention of replacing the medical treatment or consultation. Please do follow medical advice of your physician.