Last year 2017 was one of the not so happy years as 5 people I know suffered and succumbed to the big C or Cancer. Most of which suffered from Lung Cancer even though they are not smokers to begin with.
While browsing, I found this 6 Cancer Fighting Foods by Fitness Republic and I thought of sharing it here for reference and awareness.
Let’s get to know these 6 Cancer Fighting Foods one by one.
- Flax Seeds (Phytoestogens, Fiber and Antioxidants) – usually recommended to people with low fiber as this is a massive source of fiber. And as what we know of fiber, it sweeps all the bad things in our gut. Flax seeds also have the ability to suppress appetite, making them ideal food for weight loss diets.Where can you buy Flax seeds? Healthy options. I also see one in Lazada costing around P899/kg.
- Tomatoes (Lycopene) – Lycopene, usually found in tomatoes, is a pigment that helps give red fruits and vegetables their color. Scientific studies show that lycopene helps prevent prostate, lung, and stomach cancers. Aside from that, there has been some evidence that it can reduce cancers of the pancreas, colon, rectum, esophagus, oral cavity, breast and cervix.Where to get Lycopene? Tomatoes from the local market, tomato ketchup, tomato paste, watermelon.
- Garlic (Diallyl disulfide) – effective in preventing colon, lung and skin cancer. High in the good stuff like manganese, vitamins B6 and C, selenium, and fiber your body needs without heavy calories. In Saudi Arabia, researchers found that the equivalent of 4 cloves of garlic was as effective as a hypertension drug called Atenolol. Red blood cells convert the sulfuric compounds of garlic into hydrogen sulfide gas, which helps to expand blood vessels and lower pressure. Garlic also lowers LDL “bad” cholesterol by as much as 15% overall and has been proven to help prevent hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis).
- Avocado (Lutein, Vitamin E, carotenoids, minerals, antioxidants, glutathione precursors, mono-saturated fat) – helps healthy cells stay healthy and causes unhealthy cells to die. Avocados are rich in cancer-fighting carotenoids, which are most plentiful in the dark-green portion of the flesh that’s closest to the skin.
- Beans (legumes) – helps the risk of prostate and cancers of the digestive system. These include beans, peas, lentils and peanuts. They are some of the least expensive and most nutritious foods on the planet; wonderfully plentiful, easy to prepare, and full of protein, fiber, and nutrients.
- Cruciferous Vegetables (Vitamins, Minerals & Phytochemicals) – Reduce the risk for prostate, breast, colon, liver and lung cancer. Cruciferous vegetables are unique because they are rich in sulfur containing compounds called glucosinolates which support detoxification and indole-3-carbinol which greatly reduces the risk of breast, colon and lung cancer. Here are some of the most common types of cruciferous vegetables locally available in our supermarket: brocolli, cabbage, cauliflower, radish, turnip
Looking at these list, which one would you most likely include in your daily diet?
Garry De Castro is a personal finance advocate, Financial Advisor, Certified Investment Solicitor (Mutual Fund Representative), investor, stock market trader, blogger, and IT practitioner. He started sharing and writing financial articles 2008 just to share his financial learnings to friends, relatives and anyone who wishes to be financially independent.