Top 5 cancer-fighting superfoods

Studies have found that cancer-sufferers do best on plant-based foods. The following five foods are readily available, easy to include in your diet and will help you to target and destroy cancer cells.

Walnuts

Walnuts contain phytosterols that block the estrogen receptors in the cells. This slows down the growth of the cancer cells. Eat an ounce a day if you have breast or prostate cancer.

Broccoli

Green leafy vegetables are all good, but broccoli contains sulforaphane which helps to boost protective enzymes and rid the body of toxins. The best benefits come from eating it raw or blanched because heat can destroy the phytochemicals.  Broccoli helps in the fight against many different types of cancers.

Tomatoes

The red color of tomato comes from lycopene, a carotenoid. It has been found to be beneficial in treating cancer because it stops the growth of the cancer cells. Lycopene is released when tomatoes are cooked, and canned tomatoes can contain even more than fresh tomatoes. It helps for various types of cancers, from endometrial cancer to lung and prostate cancer.

Berries

Berries contain phytonutrients that help to fight cancer. Black raspberries contain the highest amount, slowing down pre-cancerous cell growth and preventing new blood vessels from forming that cancerous feed cells. Berries help to fight esophageal, skin, colon and oral colon cancers.

Beans

Black beans and navy beans have been shown to decrease the incidence of colon cancer in rats. A diet rich in these beans increases butyrate, a fatty acid that protects against the growth of cancerous cells.

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