Many studies have supported the immense benefits of fruits against cancer.
The best American cancer researchers have determined which foods we need to be careful of, and which foods are effective in preventing the disease.
A review of many studies have concluded that a biger vegetable and fruit intake is associated with lower risks of cancer in the colon, stomach, pancreas, lungs and oral cavity. A study conducted in California found that recurrence of cancer in women was reduced by half with the consumption of large amounts of vegetables and fruits in conjunction with regular exercise.
Add some of these healthy foods to your diet to help prevent cancer and keep other diseases to come.
The rich red color of beets actually comes from the cancer-fighting antioxidant betalain. Betalains starve tumors and hinder cell division. Researchers have shown that adding a quarter cup of beets, about 3 or 4 beet slices, to your daily diet can reduce your kidney cancer risk.
All berries are fully packed with cancer-fighting phytonutrients. According to studies made in The Ohio State University College of MedicineBut, black raspberries contain very high concentrations of phytochemicals called anthocyanins, which slow down the growth of premalignant cells and keep new blood vessels from forming and potentially feeding a cancerous tumor. This super fruit helps fighting with colon, esophageal, oral, and skin cancer.
Certain fruits and vegetables and other plant foods get plenty of recognition for being good sources of antioxidants, but beans often are unfairly left out of the picture. Some beans, particularly pinto and red kidney beans, are outstanding sources of antioxidants and should be included in your anti-cancer diet. Beans also contain fiber, and eating a high-fiber diet may also help reduce your risk of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.
Several large studies have found that those who eat more garlic are less likely to develop various kinds of cancer, especially in digestive organs such as the esophagus, stomach, and colon. Ingredients in the pungent bulbs may keep cancer-causing substances in your body from working, or they may keep cancer cells from multiplying. Experts don’t know how much you need to eat to prevent cancer, but a clove a day may be helpful.
Kiwi contains plenty of vitamins, especially vitamin C, the content of which is 4 to 12 times as that of orange. Through the researches in recent years, it is confirmed that kiwi contains a kind of active ingredient, which can block the formation of carcinogenic “nitrosamines” in the human body. As a result, it has a good effect in preventing cancer.
Studies have confirmed that pomegranate contains phytochemicals that can hold down aromatase, an enzyme which can convert androgen into estrogen and which is linked to breast cancer. Furthermore, laboratory research has shown that pomegranate extracts can prevent the development of prostate cancer in men.
Some compounds in bananas have been found to be effective in preventing further production of leukemia and liver cancer cells. High consumption of bananas was also linked to a decrease in the risk of:
- Colorectal cancer
- Brain cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Oral cancer.
They are also rich in potassium, which is good for the muscles and heart.
When the natural fiber in apples ferments in the colon, it produces chemicals that help fight the formation of cancer cells, according to German research. Other studies have shown that one type of antioxidant found in apples, called procyanidins, triggered a series of cell signals that resulted in cancer cell death.
The tomato gets its classic red hue from an antioxidant called lycopene. Studies show that lycopene has the potential to fight prostate cancer. The evidence is even stronger for processed tomato products like tomato sauce and even ketchup. Processing the tomato ups its health-boosting power because it releases the lycopene so it can be more easily absorbed by the body.
A number of studies point to cancer-fighting properties of ginger. The University of Michigan, found that ginger can cause ovarian cancer cells to die, but in another, study gingerroot supplements reduced inflammation in the colon, which suggested that ginger may have potential as a preventive measure. Cuncers induced in laboratory animals grow much more slowly if the animals are pretreated with beta-ionone, a compound found in ginger. Add a slice of ginger to tea as it brews, sprinkle chopped candied ginger over morning oatmeal, or stir a heaping spoonful of grated ginger into mashed sweet potatoes.
In this video, cancer researcher Ty Bollinger speaks with Dr. Robert Scott Bell, author, lecturer, and host of the “Robert Scott Bell Show”. Robert shares six (6) Super Foods that are beneficial for a healthy body and preventing cancer. The full interview with Dr. Robert Scott Bell is part of “The Quest For The Cures Continues” docu-series.