Super Foods that Fight Cancer
Cancer Can Show Up At Any Moment!
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Hi, Robert here,
As the nation’s second most deadly disease,
cancer brings with it several risk factors.
Therefore, it’s logical that we take a good
look at the foods we’re eating, and start
introducing nutrient-rich foods that are known
to help reduce the cancer risk. A diet rich in
fiber, vegetables, and fruits, including juices
made from 100 percent fruit juice, can make a big
difference in your cancer risk.
Foods rich in phytochemicals which are found in
beans and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli,
cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, and kale
are strong choices. So are dark green leafy vegetables
like spinach, romaine lettuce, and collard greens,
which are packed with fiber, lutein, and carotenoids
– all cancer-fighting substances. Focus on choosing
foods that have abundant amounts of vitamins C, E, and
A, all antioxidants themselves. These help protect you
from cancer by preventing the growth of free radicals in
Tomatoes are an awesome cancer-fighting superfood. Not
only do tomatoes contain lycopene, the antioxidant
phytochemical that also helps prevent heart disease, but
they’re a good source of vitamins A, C, and E, all which
do battle against cancer-causing free radicals. Add them
to your salad or use as a topping on your homemade pizza.
They’re also a great way of adding some zest to your favorite
Watermelon is also stuffed full of antioxidants, and includes
about 80 percent of your daily vitamin C requirement. It is
also a great source of vitamin A, or beta carotene. And like
tomatoes, it also contains lycopene.
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, which help reduce the risk
of colon and rectal cancer. Plus cabbage is rich in fiber and
has almost 50 percent of daily requirement of vitamin C, making
it a well-rounded superfood with cancer-fighting power. Carrots
are also a wonderful source of fiber and beta carotene, and they
have about three times the daily requirement of vitamin A.
Did you know that one-quarter cup of kidney beans has the same
amount of fiber and protein as two ounces of red meat? Whole wheat
pasta is also a good source of fiber, and broccoli will tip the
daily scales for your daily vitamin A and C needs. Toss them all
together with your favorite low-fat Italian dressing for a simple
dinner of cancer-fighting proportions.
Strawberries and blueberries are rich in vitamin C and fiber.
They’re quick and simple finger food, and easily be added to your
favorite whole grain cereal oatmeal, or low-fat yogurt. Enjoy,
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