Cancer is a disease that occurs worldwide relates to the interaction of genetic and hormonal factors and unhealthy lifestyle habits such as consumption of snuff or alcohol, emotional stress and inadequate nutrition.
Today, researchers have found that there is scientific evidence of anti-cancer foods, called functional foods with bioactive compounds that have a biological activity in the body and results in health benefits.
An example of these organic compounds, some with high antioxidant activity to prevent growth and proliferation of tumor cells, are the indoles in cabbage, vitamin A in carrots or peaches; flavonoids from citrus, pineapple or pear; lycopene in tomatoes, watermelon or strawberries; the presence of anthocyanins and phenolic grapes, plums and eggplants are high in luteolin lettuce, melon or spinach. Also red wine, shiitake mushrooms, green tea or garlic have beneficial health properties of the substances in their composition.
Here are a number of foods that are functional for the prevention and fight against cancer:
Tomato: The consumption of the active compound lycopene reduces the incidence of cancerous diseases, especially lung, prostate and digestive tract. Tomatina lycopene and have a high antioxidant that prevents cell degeneration processes resulting in cancer.
Green Tea: It has multiple properties thanks mainly to the polyphenols. It is ant carcinogenic and antioxidant.
Extra virgin olive oil: Powerful weapon against some cell lines of breast cancer discovered that dramatically reduces levels of certain oncogenes that are in 30% of patients who develop an aggressive form of the disease.
Wheat: The fiber breads and cereals such as rye, accelerate intestinal transit and drag carcinogens that may be present in the digestive tract preventing stomach cancer and colon cancer. To prevent them from being absorbed carcinogens protects against pancreatic cancer and breast cancer.
Broccoli: Numerous studies show that sulforaphane (scientifically known as a chemo-protective anti-cancer agent) and isothiocyanates in broccoli can stop the process of cell proliferation of the early stages of prostate, colon, breast, liver cancer, bladder, bone, pancreas, skin or leukemia.
Granada: Rich in antioxidants help prevent breast cancer. But it is also rich in citric acid (disinfectant action, alkaline urine and enhances the action of vitamin C), malic acid, flavonoids (antioxidant pigments) and tannins. The latter are substances with astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. Other studies have shown how Granada juice may help prevent and treat prostate cancer and osteoarthritis.
Turmeric: This species is one of the ingredients of yellow curry and is one of the most potent natural anti-inflammatory. Used as a coloring its main constituent is curcumin. It has anti-inflammatory properties, antithrombotic, hypocholesterolemic, hepatoprotective, antimicrobial and antioxidant and anticancer. In the laboratory it has been found that curcumin inhibits the growth of many tumors such as colon, liver, stomach, breast, ovarian and leukemia, among others. As a preventive factor of this disease, it is a great ally because it promotes the elimination of cancerous substances, helps our body to produce anti-cancer substances such as glutathione and has a great antioxidant power (in some studies it is said that is up to three hundred times potent than vitamin E).
Soybeans: Women in Asian countries tend to have a later menopause, with minor disorders and a lower rate of osteoporosis problems, a fact that several epidemiological studies have linked high consumption of soy, an important source of vitamins, proteins, minerals , vegetable fibers, lipids and isoflavones. But scientifically it has been thoroughly examined whether its use may be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.
Aloe vera: Experts explain that there are studies on the effect of pure aloe vera juice to prevent and attack the incipient stage lung and pancreatic cancer. It also helps in chemotherapy treatments, to cure mouth sores and epidermis layers of the stomach and intestine. In addition, its high content of germanium helps the immune system.
Mushrooms: used more for Oriental medicine, studies in China, Japan and the United States on some anticancer properties.
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Water: It is not a food but can not live without it. Keeps alive our cells, it regulates many functions and helps eliminate toxins through urine and feces.
Avocado: Contains vitamin E antioxidant great ally against cancer.
Garlic: Helps reduce the risk of cancer for their antioxidant as allicin, quercetin …
Apricot (Peach): Contains beta carotene which acts by trapping free radicals and free oxygen molecules that are toxic and carcinogenic compounds.
Artichoke (artichoke) Contains inulin, polysaccharide very effective in the prevention of breast and colon cancer.
Algae: These are cleansing, rich in minerals and vitamins and fiber. Very consumed in Japan, where the incidence of breast cancer is very low. It is recommended to help eliminate the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments because they strengthen the immune system.
High-fiber foods: They exert protective effect as a mechanism of sequestration potentially carcinogenic metabolites.
Brown rice: A seed contains protease inhibitors, which seem to delay the onset of cancer.
Eggplant: Delays oxidation process, favoring the blocking of some cancers.
Onion: it contains allicin, sulfur-rich compound that acts as a scavenger of the liver, removing toxic substances that accumulate in the blood and tissues.
Dark Chocolate: Rich in flavonoids, antioxidants that fight cell damage that leads to tumor growth.
Citrus fruits (oranges, lemons etc.): Rich in viatmina C, antioxidant and stimulant of defense cells. Contain flavonoids, protectors of capillaries that keep oxygen permeable membranes.
Coles: They contain I3C, a chemical that helps repair the DNA in cells
Asparagus: The more food containing glutathione, one of the greatest enemies of cancer.
Spinach: Rich in carotenes, precursors of vitamin A, which is involved in cancer prevention.
Strawberries: purifying effects, helps cleanse the body of toxins. They contain fiber, minerals and vitamins.
Berries: Berries (blackberries), blueberries (blueberries and cranberries) and currants (currants) are rich in anthocyanin, a purple pigment, which is a great antioxidant effect. They are also rich in vitamin A and C, minerals, pectin and acid plant. It is studying its preventive effect against leukemia.
Nuts: Important source of vitamin B, E and minerals like magnesium, manganese, selenium and zinc. Very antioxidants. Rich in mono and polyunsaturated fats that help lower cholesterol LDL (bad cholesterol) and blood lipid levels.
Soursop: Also known as soursop or custard apple, it is the tree with the same name sweetness that grows in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. It is a fruit with medicinal properties, especially highlights the properties of soursop cancer natural medicine being the most effective and powerful cancer.
Figs and prunes: Rich in niacin (vitamin B3), a potent inhibitor of cell degeneration.
Eggs: A study by experts from Harvard shows that eggs act as protectors for their high levels of essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals.
Legumes: Rich in fiber and protease inhibitors that prevents breast and colon tumors mainly.
Linseed (flax seed): Perfect for us digestion and also helps prevent colon cancer.
Apple: It contains catechins and quercetin, two phytochemicals that protect against the effects of free radicals.
Melon: Rich in beta carotene, good antioxidant, and is low in calories, which fends tumors related to obesity.
Honey: It has antiseptic properties. Perfect to prevent infections associated with lowered immunity that comes with treatment.
Nopal: Many know the Nopal like a cactus, and used very traditional Mexican food, but few know its medicinal uses and less properties. This plant is a great help for cancer prevention is not definitive cure of this dangerous condition but some of its active properties are responsible for stopping any progress hosted cancer in the human body and also to stop the progression of the disease is a great help to curb the development of various malignant tumors that can appear in a person who barely cancer is appearing this because the cactus has owned antibiotic and also to fight against the development of these tumors has capacity generate various beneficial bacterial species for decontaminating a diseased or affected organism. Nopal is also recommended to combat obesity as it is a plant with a huge fiber, a food that is recommended for the establishment of a dietary regime. It helps to combat and prevent diabetes because it is a component that generates a specific stabilizing sugar levels in the body by decreasing glucose levels as well as cholesterol and triglycerides.
Papaya: Contains lots of vitamin C with antioxidant properties that help prevent the formation of cancer cells in the breast.
Pineapple: contains chlorogenic acid and p. coumaric fighting the formation of dangerous nitrosamines in the stomach.
Fish: Its omega-3 as well as being beneficial for the heart and arteries, fatty acids are also used to improve the condition of people with cancer.
Peppers: Rich in beta carotene and vitamin C, antioxidants and protective mucous membranes. They also contain capsaicin, which blocks precancerous compounds found in meat and smoked and cured fish.
Beetroot (beets): His purple hides a powerful cellular regenerator, betaines.
Romero (Rosemary): Studies show that the antioxidant properties of rosemary can be active against colon cancer, breast, stomach, lung and skin.
Uva: The skin and seeds contain resveratrol, which block carcinogens and tumor growth.
Wine: Its chemopreventive effects act against various tumors.
Yogurt(yogurt) containingbacteria(acidophilus, lactobacillus) regenerate theintestinal floraand prevent theoccurrence of toxicproductsin digestion.Veryhelpful for preventingcolon cancerbut is recommended forall types oftumors.
Carrot: The orange color is due to its richness in beta-carotene, an antioxidant. It is believed to protect smokers for their ability to regenerate cells of the respiratory epithelium.