Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Top 10 Healthy Foods To Prevent Cancer
Cancer – the name itself is enough to send shivers down one’s spine! How many people do I know who suffered from this terrible disease? Too many, way too many! Yes, it can be cured, but not many are lucky enough to get treatment on time. Most suffer horribly before losing their battle against cancer.
Cancer is a type of disease in which the cells tend to get produced in a very abrupt and in an unrestricted manner, which takes over the body and kills it slowly but surely. Healthy living tends to reduce the chances of cancer as the exposure which causes damage to DNA gets reduced to a huge extent. So, do whatever you can to prevent cancer. Without much time, expense and effort, cancer can be prevented by an intake of foods listed below.
The allyl sulphur compounds present in garlic help to slow down the growth of tumor cells. Allyl sulphur prevents the division of cells which are caused by stress. The cancerous cells are prone to division and this compound nullifies the effect of division.
Broccoli is highly concentrated with antioxidants, fiber, flavonoids etc. The antioxidants present in the green vegetable help in minimizing the destruction caused by free radical cells and also decrease the growth of cancerous cells. Use steamed broccoli as steaming keeps the flavonoids in the vegetable safe.
If nuts are consumed daily, they can be very beneficial and healthy for the body as a whole. Being rich in selenium and anti-oxidants, nuts are very useful in fighting cancer. The selenium assists the cancerous cells to wither away themselves and helps in the repair of DNA.
Lemonade and various other citrus fruits are very beneficial for health. The high concentration of vitamin C in lemon prevents the occurrence of cancer. A daily intake of this tangy beverage helps to keep the lungs and throat cancer free.
The free radicals present in the body cause destruction of healthy cells and encourage the growth of cancerous cells. The antioxidants along with flavonoids present in blueberries prevent the damage and neutralize the effect of highly unstable atoms.
Mushrooms boost the immunity system of the body and help it fight against cancer. There are various types of mushrooms, but the ‘reishi’ mushrooms work best to minimize the effect of malignant tumors. The levels of haemoglobin are regulated by mushrooms, which reduces the risk of cancer.
Artichokes contain an antioxidant called silymarin, which can help prevent epidermis cancer. The skin of the artichokes should be peeled properly and the spiky edges should be removed. Artichokes should then be boiled until they are soft. The leaves should be dipped in a sauce to get a good taste.
Organic green tea is very healthy and beneficial for health if consumed on a daily basis. Green tea holds various cancer fighting properties and the antioxidants prevents the destruction of cells. Green tea is highly effective towards skin breast cancer etc. and the sucrose levels are highly regulated as well.
An incorporation of wild salmon in a daily diet can prevent the occurrence of cancer. Wild Salmon contains omega fatty acids and is low in fats and calories. Wild Salmon can help prevent prostate cancer. Vitamin D present is Salmon helps to constrict the blood vessels and stops the growth of cancerous cells.