Sunday, October 14, 2012

Most Potent Weapons Against The Big C!

According to a food research, it has been found out that there are certain foods good in fighting against the dreaded cancer. These foods have phytonutrients and other special compounds to prevent or reduce your risk of having cancer.
According to Dr. Beliveau from the University of Quebec at Montreal and author of "Foods to Fight Cancer", at least 5-9 daily servings of all kinds of fruit and veggies can help you get protected especially the six "superstars".

Broccoli - is the only one with a sizable amount of sulforaphane, a potent compound that boosts the body's protective enzymes and flushes out cancer-causing chemicals. It helps fight breast, lung, liver, prostate, skin, stomach and bladder cancers.

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. It helps to fight against esophageal, colon, skin and oral cancers.

Tomatoes are the best dietary source of lycopene, a carotenoid that gives tomatoes their red hue. It has been found out that lycopene can stop endometrial cancer that causes nearly 8,000 deaths a year. You can get the biggest benefits from cooked tomatoes (pasta sauce).

Walnuts has phytosterols that have been shown to block estrogen receptors in breast cancer cells which possibly slow down the growth of cells. It helps fight against prostate and breast cancer.

Garlic offers protection against digestive cancers. It has phytochemicals to stop formation of nitrosamines, those carcinogens formed in the stomach when you consume nitrates, one common food preservatives.