Cancer fighting foods

The foods that are best for preventing and fighting cancer are foods of plant origin. What you want to look for are foods that are power packed with antioxidants and phytochemicals. Broccoli, Berries, and Garlic showed some of the strongest links to cancer prevention. These are your tops best bets:
1. Garlic
2. Broccoli
3. Tomatoes
4. Strawberries
5. Carrots
6. Spinach
7. Whole grains

In general, your top choices should include plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meat and fish. This is not really all that different from what a healthy diet should look like anyway.

Let me know if you find any other foods that you think should be added to this list. All of us have loved ones or know of people that have friends and relatives that have or are battling with cancer. Lets keep sharing and doing what we can to help that.

Thanks for stopping by, Ocean.

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1.) Leafy greens
Experts in the medical field, call leafy greens "miracle food". Certain leaves like Swiss chard and kale are high in nutrients, including folate and vitamins A and C. These can lower your cancer risks. Even just one cup of dark, leafy greens a day could also prevent diabetes and high blood pressure. You can't go wrong there.

2.) Nuts
Some nutritionists recommend nuts like almonds, cashews and walnuts because they're high in natural fiber, among many other things, like protein, etc. One benefit of fiber is that it slows your digestive process, keeping hunger and unhealthy mid-afternoon snacks to a minimum.

3.) Onions
Some studies have shown that consuming onions on a regular basis may reduce symptoms of asthma and the risk of developing stomach cancer. Try adding them them to soups and other things. Just remember, the stronger the onion, the greater the health benefits you will get from it. I know I love a good french onion soup, and also enjoy onions with meals more than I did as a kid.

4.) Whole grains
Whole grains like brown rice, quinoa and whole oats are very good for you. A recent study showed that a diet rich in whole grains can actually flatten your stomach (belly) by reducing fat storage in your lower abdominal region. Now theres a plus!

5.) Yogurt
Yogurt can help to improve your digeston. Why not make it part of your daily eating routine? Many recommend checking the label lists.. You want "active cultures" to make sure you're getting healthy probiotics. Pick a yogurt rich in vitamin D to prevent osteoporosis. Why not have some vanilla yogurt with Strawberries or another fruit? Its a real treat in the summer time.

Antioxidant rich foods help to prevent cancer and help you stay healthy

Here are some foods that are rich in antioxidants which can help prevent cancer and keep you healthy. Fruits and vegetables are high on the list, but so are nuts and grains, even meats poultry and fish.

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid can be found in many fruits and vegetables, as well as cereals, beef, fish and chicken.

Get your vitamin A from foods like liver, sweet potatoes, mozzarella cheese, milk, eggs (especially the egg yolks)and of course, carrots.

Vitamin E is rich in antioxidants, and is also known as alpha-tocopheral. You can find it in many oils like wheat germ, soybeans, safflower and corn oil. You can also find it in mangos, nuts, and brocolli.

Selenium is something you want to look for, and is a mineral more than an antioxidant nutrient. It does have a component of antioxidant enzymes. Rice and Wheat are major sources rich in selenium around the world. Depending on how much selenium is in the soil, will determine the amount in the food. Many animals eat grains and plants that are rich in selenium, so their bodies absorb this, and it can be found in the muscle. Brazil Nuts, also contain a high amount of Selenium. I have noticed a trend in multivitamins and other products adding selenium for the health benefits.

Lycopene is a great source as well. You will find this potent antioxidant in foods like tomatoes, pink grapefruit, blood oranges, apricots, papaya, guava, and watermelon. Some estimates showed that about 85% of the intake of lycopene comes from tomatoes and tomato products. (American dietary intake)

Kale, Spinach, and the leafy vegetables like collard greens are rich in Lutein, which is also associated with healthy eyes.

Beta Carotene cannot be left out of this list, and is found in foods that are more orange in color. Sweet potatoes, carrots, cantaloupe, squash, apricots, pumpkin and mangoes are rich in beta carotene. You can also find it in the green leafy vegetables like spinach, and kale.

In short, make sure you get your vegetables and fruits, and when you can, get a variety of colors. They are so good for you. Your body will thank you.