Seven Cancer Fighting Foods

Combining an active lifestyle with a healthy diet is a great way to defend your body against many forms of cancer. Some cancers develop due to genetic factors however the way you take care of yourself can play a part in preventing the onset. By incorporating a wide variety of plant based foods into your meals you can stay on top of your health! Include these seven foods in a balanced diet to help your body defend against cancer and a huge range of other health issues.

Berries

Berries

Berries

Antioxidants are great for stopping those free radicals from travelling around your body causing damage and berries are absolutely crammed full of them. Although it’s never possible to completely avoid toxins, it is possible to put up a good fight and berries are a great weapon for this. There’s so many different types of berries that you’re bound to find a selection that you love!

Garlic

Studies have shown that garlic is especially great for inhibiting the growth of cancer in the prostate, colon, stomach and bladder. Garlic will also give your immune system a boost and work to detoxify the body. You can include it in soups, stir fries, salads – in fact, practically any dish!

Garlic

Garlic

Kale

Kale is full of fiber and studies show that it is most effective in preventing cancer of the colon, stomach and lungs. Kale is a delicious addition to many meals but if it’s not your thing, then you can also get similar nutritional goodness from other vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts.

Spinach  Spinach is fantastic and works to prevent cancer when carcinogens enter the body. Research has shown that consuming spinach will decrease the chances of tumours occurring and growing. Spinach is delicious with salads or as an accompaniment to many main meals.

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Mushrooms

Broccoli Sprouts

Broccoli sprouts are full of compounds that aid the liver in the detoxification process. Several of these compounds also work to stimulate the production of enzymes which protect against carcinogens. Broccoli sprouts are three-four day old broccoli plants which have been likened in flavour to the radish. These awesome sprouts will also help with lowering cholesterol levels and can be easily grown at home.

Mushrooms

Because of their ability to suppress the enzyme in the body which converts testosterone into estrogen, mushrooms are great for inhibiting breast cancer. They also contain lentinan which is thought to prevent tumour growth. Certain types of mushroom, like shitake, are also fantastic for kick-starting the immune system.

Turmeric

Turmeric

Turmeric is predominantly used in curry dishes but can also be used to flavour many other meals. Curcumin is the component of turmeric which makes it of such great value to our health. Studies have shown that curcumin helps in the fight against cancers such as that of the mouth, intestines, breasts, skin, and stomach and is also especially useful for treating colorectal cancers.

When it comes to preventative medicine, plant-based foods are a great way to go! You can have effective control over your health and your body just by making some simple lifestyle and dietary choices. Try it for yourself and see the difference!

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53 Comments on “Seven Cancer Fighting Foods”

  1. November 16, 2013 at 9:20 am #

    Very intresting and good to know :)

  2. November 16, 2013 at 9:33 am #

    All these foods are found in Indian meals reguarly.
    Thanks for bringing out their value in a fine way.

  3. November 16, 2013 at 9:47 am #

    Interesting and useful article!
    It’s a shame we do not have kale here (and nobody imports it, either)! I’m very curious about it since I watched Rachel Ray cooked it in her show!

  4. November 16, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    How wonderful that they are all delicious foods!

  5. November 16, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    All yummy too

  6. November 16, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    I’ve been sprinkling turmeric on my eggy and veggie omelet with gay abandon these days – yummy!

  7. November 16, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    It seems that many folks are getting cancer these days. This is good information that people should read.

  8. November 16, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    Reblogged this on My Meals are on Wheels.

  9. November 16, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    I’m interested in your remark that it’s easy to grow broccoli sprouts. I will look into that. And will look for some easy recipes for turmeric.

  10. November 16, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    We try to include these things in our diet regularly. Thanks for the reminder on their power within our body. Another great post.

  11. November 16, 2013 at 10:07 pm #

    Thanks for visiting and following. Will do the same. I am a melanoma survivor and knew about all these except the mushrooms. I was just reading about turmeric tea the other day and finally got to a big enough store yesterday to buy some. Haven’t made the tea yet but will today. Have read about yoga for years (I’m kinda old) but have never done it. I am now reading a book on neuroscience and enlightenment and the power of meditation. Very interesting stuff and will try meditation, possibly yoga also.

  12. November 17, 2013 at 8:20 am #

    Good to know information

  13. November 17, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    Very informative! Keep it up! :)

  14. November 18, 2013 at 6:25 am #

    Aside from cooking with it in meals, I like adding turmeric to my smoothies as an anti-inflammatory drink. You don’t even taste it, especially with mangoes:)

    xx
    Rakhi

  15. musingsoftompo
    November 19, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    Thanks for the follow. I was actually looking for recipes and a way to eat healthier again appreciated.

  16. November 19, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

    I love all of this stuff ;)

  17. November 20, 2013 at 5:24 am #

    Interesting! thankyou :)

  18. November 20, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

    What a calling you have! Wonderful teachings and a beautiful site. Wow!

  19. November 21, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

    Reblogged this on understandcancerin60minutes and commented:
    Great site, with impressive food recipes. Brava, Julie Montagu!

  20. November 21, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

    Lovely post. Linking it to my understandingcancerin6ominutes site. Thank you!

  21. November 21, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    My wife is a vegetarian and I have cut out meats except tuna and salmon. Great blogs and beautiful pictures.

  22. November 21, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

    Thank you for following my blog! happy that you like it :) what an interesting blog you have! for sure will be back here :)

  23. November 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

    Excellent source of information!!! xoxoxo

  24. November 21, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    Yes I think I include all those foods somewhere in a week.. Especially love my berries..

  25. November 23, 2013 at 6:20 am #

    Thank you for visiting my post at pushinback.wordpress.com . I am not a foodi, but I did enjoy this post and I shared it on Facebook with the comment ” We must all take responsibility for our health, here is some help.

    So, I send one right back to you and hope that you enjoy my post as much as I enjoyed yours. http://pushinback.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/heres-a-frightening-thought-a-dying-soil/

  26. November 23, 2013 at 6:30 am #

    I was so totally impressed with your article I also added it on the afore mentioned blog. Your blog was added as a related article on my wordpress blog.

  27. November 23, 2013 at 8:15 am #

    Reblogged this on coogeecat's Blog.

  28. November 26, 2013 at 5:40 am #

    Thanks for visiting, and thanks for sharing the information. A lot of these super-foods are great for many things. I like the idea of adding turmeric to a smoothie, with mangoes!

  29. November 28, 2013 at 3:25 am #

    Thank you for this Julie. Fortunately I like all the foods/spices you’ve mentioned. While I’m here, can you give me the equivalent for 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger against fresh ginger? Will await your response.

  30. November 28, 2013 at 5:03 pm #

    informative article :)

  31. December 4, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

    Reblogged this on The Pudgy Owl.

  32. December 6, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    Great food suggestions! I didn’t even know that mushrooms were good against Cancer. You learn something new every single day, there you go. Thank you!
    And thank you for following my blog! Feel free to visit it again!

  33. December 7, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

    glad you mentioned, kale, i will try sprouted brassica, i have jars of it since we grow our own kale and collards, for year round greens, and then in spring we have delicious flowering tops like broccoli, but sweet and nutty flavoured, and then we let the plants go to seed. so we are ideally set up for sprouting now!
    As for turmeric, my info says it needs to be heated up in a frying pan with oil, before the healing properties are activated…like in a curry dish, where you fry an onion, then add turmeric, cumin seeds, and we also add brassica seeds, and other indian seeds!

  34. vanessak27
    December 10, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

    I prefer to buy organic kale because of the amount of pesticides in kale, in general. This is an awesome and articulate blog, I have added you on feedly and hope you’ll keep reading mine! How long have you been practicing yoga and into nutrition?

  35. December 11, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    Great information to keep in the back of my mind when cooking. Thanks for sharing! :)

  36. December 14, 2013 at 10:31 am #

    Great post. Thank you x

  37. December 19, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    Helpful list – merci, too, for visiting my blog.

  38. January 11, 2014 at 8:42 am #

    Thanks for visiting and following my blog. There’s a whole lot to learn here, definitely following.

  39. January 13, 2014 at 9:33 pm #

    Hi. Thank’s for your visit.

  40. January 25, 2014 at 6:10 am #

    Hi Julie…great information, and I love your blog…well done! I shared your site with all my followers. I hope they visit your site.

  41. January 26, 2014 at 2:26 am #

    Reblogged this on Forever Happy days and commented:
    Midnight has passed a cup of the tea on the go and more geek study .. found this by accident .. nourish and nurture x

  42. March 19, 2014 at 12:09 am #

    Your blog is great, keep it up!

  43. April 3, 2014 at 5:10 pm #

    Your blog is inspiring. Thanks so much for following mine!

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