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The Secret to Top Cancer Fighting Foods

Jul 25, 2008
There are many top cancer fighting foods out there. You just have to know where to look and to be informed. The main thing to remember when you are battling this disease or trying to prevent it, is to just keep it simple. Eating a healthy diet is so important. Try to avoid any kind of processed or prepared foods. If at all possible try to do some home cooking. When buying vegetables, buy organic. I know it's expensive, but I can't stress enough how important that is.

When fighting cancer, your body is already going through the battle of its life, you don't want to ingest even the smallest amount of pesticides. Even if you are trying to prevent cancer or just for overall health, organic fruits and vegetables are the best way to go. Cruciferous vegetables which are broccoli, kale, bok choy, brussels sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage are a powerhouse of cancer fighting properties. Eating these foods lightly cooked or raw provides the best in cancer protection. Also, look for the dark green leafy vegetables such as romaine lettuce, collards, spinach and beet leaves.

Adding garlic to your diet is huge. People who eat raw or cooked garlic daily, cut their risk for stomach and colorectal cancer from those who eat little or nothing at all. Citrus fruit such as lemons, limes, grapefruit and oranges are loaded with vitamin c, which mean a lot of antioxidants. That's a really good thing, believe me. Strawberries, blueberries and cranberries are also huge in the antioxidant department.

Tomatoes have what is called lycopene which sets this and other red fruits apart. Eating lycopene rich foods has a great impact on protecting against cancers of the stomach, colon, lung, throat, breast and prostate. Just snack on some watermelon, and red grapefruits, slice up a tomato, add a little olive oil. A small change like that can add lycopene to your diet.

Selenium is a trace mineral which is also an antioxidant. Brazil nuts are high in selenium and one or two a day is enough. Other foods high in selenium are chicken, seafood and mushrooms.

If trying to eat all this food on a daily basis sounds a bit daunting, try juicing . I know juicers can be expensive, but believe me when I say, it's worth it. For those of us who don't want to chew our veggies, drinking them is just as nutritious.

Just remember there are a lot of top cancer fighting foods out there. The key to good health is proper nutrition and exercise. You can't have one with out the other. They are a team and they go together, there's no way around that.
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