Cancer Fighting Foods & Nutrients

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Some people like to follow a specific diet that tells them what to eat; for them it's easier to have meals planned out and follow recipes.  But it can also be hard to stick to a diet, especially if it's very different than what you are used to.

One easy way to get started is to keep the diet you're used to, and just add more foods that will help you fight cancer.

If you usually eat eggs for breakfast, add some fresh fruit.  If you like pasta at night, add some dark leafy greens into your salad.  It's easy to make small changes every day, and before you know it, you'll be craving the foods that help you fight cancer.

 

Everyone knows about vitamin C.  It's added to fruit snacks and if any is lost, it's even added back into fruit juices that are sold at the grocery store.  Most people think of vitamin C as a vitamin to fight the common cold, but if you look at…

Vitamin a has a number of benefits to the immune system, and several studies appear to show that it can have a normalizing affect on cancerous stem cells, and pre-cancerous cells, so consuming foods rich in vitamin A should be a part of anyone's…

Cruciferous vegetables have recently been confirm to have powerful cancer fighting power.  It's not limited to just broccoli, there are many tasty vegetables like Swiiss chard, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, watercress, radish…

There has been a lot of research into the effects of mushrooms in fighting cancer.   In Japan, purified mushroom compounds are given alongside chemotherapy and radiotherapy.   

Scientists first became interested in the cancer preventative characteristics of green tea after a study in China, when they found that male smokers drinking 3 cups of green tea a day, had a 31% reduced rate of cancer than those that did not…

Eating fish, especially fatty fish that are high in Omega-3 Fatty Acids (like salmon or tuna), 2-3 times per week is recommended for heart patients, and those affected by cardiovascular diseases.  But fish oil is also seen as a preventative in…

Studies show a variety of substances in garlic have anti-cancer activity.  Italian researchers found that people whose diets are rich in onions, garlic, and other alliums have a much lower risk of several types of cancer than those who avoid the…

Yes, chocolate!  Chocolate is now being researched for it's anti-cancer properties.  It's health benefits are numerous, and they address many issues that cancer survivors struggle with.   Benefits like improved brain energy helps combat 'chemo-…

While alcohol in excess has been linked to an increased chance of cancer, several studies of resveratrol (a bioactive compound found in the skin of grapes, red wine, cranberries and blueberries) may have a preventative effect, or even a mild…

Tumeric is a bright orange root crop that gives indian food its rich flavor.   Curcumin, the active component on Tumeric, has been used medicinally for a number of chronic health issues in China and India for thousands of years.  It has anti-…