Together we stand up to breast cancer
The best foods in the fight against cancer
10/18/2013, 6:03 a.m.
Did you know that some foods are considered to be anti-carcinogenic? According to several
researchers, a balanced diet rich in these so-called superfoods can help prevent certain cancers.
Fruits and vegetables
Numerous studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of fruits and vegetables in the fight against cancer. Not only are fruits and vegetables a source of vitamins and minerals, but they also are overflowing with phytochemicals and antioxidants, elements that prevent cancer. Cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower); berries (blueberries, strawberries, cranberries); tomatoes; and citrus fruits should all be eaten on a regular basis.
In the form of fresh or roasted beans, drinks, tofu, or even chips, soy plays a key role in the prevention of several types of cancer, particularly breast cancer.
The anti-carcinogenic properties of garlic are such that some researchers say it is the most effective food in preventing this disease. Consuming one clove of garlic – flattened, crushed or chopped – every day will help to slow down development of many illnesses.
According to studies, drinking three cups of green tea a day inhibits the development of cancerous cells in organs such as the breast, skin and lungs.
Other cancer-fighting foods include olive oil, turmeric and flax seeds. In addition, specialists commonly agree that it is preferable to limit consumption of red meats and alcohol and, you’ve probably guessed it already, exercise on a daily basis!