Saturday, July 21, 2012

Top Ten Cancer Fighting Foods

Top 10 anti cancer foods for all-
  1. Apples- Apples are known for their antioxidant benefits. They contain quercetin, which helps in reducing reduce lung cancer risk and also diminishes the growth of prostate cancer cells.
  2. Tomatoes- Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which fight against prostate, ovarian, and cervical cancer. Lycopene, an anti-oxidant, shields our body cells from oxidants that have been related to cancer.
  3. Soybeans- Soybeans contain oflavones which work against of breast and prostate cancer.
  4. Garlic- Garlic contains allixin, allicin,  allyl sulfides, quercetin and organosulfur compounds, garlic prevents the body from bladder, prostate and colon cancer.
  5. Berries- Vitamin C present in berries cuts down your chance of cancer of the esophagus, while ellagic acid present in raspberries protects against skin, lung and bladder cancer. Berries such as strawberries and blueberries are also rich in cancer fighting compounds called phytochemicals.
  6. Green tea- Green tea is an anti oxidant and helps in blocking the polyp growth in colon and thus prevents colon cancer.
  7. Broccoli sprouts- Broccoli sprouts contain sulforaphan which makes them an anti cancer food.  Sulforaphane is a plant chemical which lowers the chances of skin, breast and stomach cancer.
  8. Fish- Fish is a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids as well as vitamin A and D, protecting the body from prostate cancer.
  9. Spinach- Spinach contains lutein and vitamin E. These guard the body against liver, prostate and ovarian cancer. 
  10. Walnuts- Walnuts contain the nutrient, gamma tocopherol. This nutrient is a form of vitamin E and protects the body from having prostate and lung cancer.

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