11 Anti-Cancer Foods (1)
Based on data from the World Health Organization (WHO), every year in the world of cancer patients increased 6.25 million people.
The disease is feared because sufferers often lead to death. Cancer apparently could not be fought only through medical treatment.
You also have to fight with dietary adjustments and a healthy lifestyle and correct. One way is to consume vegetables that contain cancer cell killing nutrients.
We made a list of 11 best foods for fighting cancer. Let’s count down.
11. Yellow pumpkin.
Yellow squash or pumpkin, contain carotenoids (beta-carotene), carbohydrates, vitamin A, C, E, K, minerals such as potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron and folic acid. Yellow color of pumpkin indicates a high carotene content.
The beta-carotene prevents the effects of free radicals that can damage DNA cell structure. Beta-carotene also acts as a super antioxidant that prevents the development of superoxide and peroxide, the culprit of premature aging.
Pumpkin nasofering can reduce the risk of cancer, gastrointestinal and cervical. Bonus, kidney and bladder disorders resolved. Pumpkin also increase endurance, fight fever and treat infections due to its anti-inflammatory.
About soy, you would know the high protein content. However, soybeans have active cancer-fighting substance called genistein. In the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, noted that genistein active anticancer agents allegedly working with debilitating cancer cells so that growth slowed down and did not develop cancer.
In addition, isoflavones substance in it serves to protect cells from the adverse effects of estrogen excess. Soy good for reducing the risk of breast and prostate cancer.
9. Spinach Red / Green.
Contains high antioxidants and nutrients such as vitamin A, C, E, K, B1, B6, and minerals such as potassium, calcium, iron and many more. Spinach also contains phytonutrients that weakens cancer cells and reduce inflammation (one of the fundamental process of cancer development).
Some cancers can be prevented with spinach, among others, cancer of the colon, prostate, breast and gastrointestinal. If you choose red spinach, even better. Because red color indicates a high content of lycopene.
In addition, the red pigment also contains flavonoids and anthocyanins are active as anticancer and anti-inflammatory substances. Just look for people with gout, as Spinach has a high purine content.
National Cancer Institute in the United States do not recommend dietary intake supplements to prevent cancer. However, the NCI says that garlic is a type of potential anticancer vegetables.
Garlic also contains arginine, oligosaccharides, flavonoids, and selenium, and is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. The smell comes from a high sulfur content, which is allyl sulfur that can damage body cells due to slow growth of cancer cells.
Orange color in carrots indicates that the high content of beta-carotene in it. Beta-carotene serves counteract free radicals or carcinogenic pollution. In addition there are other natural antioxidants in carrots called alfakaroten.
Men who consume alfakaroten high doses have an increased risk of lung cancer is lower. A study published the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry also mentioned, falcarinol, one of the natural phytonutrients in carrots may reduce cancer risk by a third. Falcarinol help protect carrots from fungal and pesticides. (To be continued)