Thursday, July 17, 2008

Natural Cancer Remedy - 5 Helpful Foods That Fight Cancer

I think anyone diagnosed with cancer of any kind would like to find a natural cancer remedy, so I have gathered a list of 5 beneficial foods that may not be as well known as most you might run across.1. Pineapple. This fruit contains vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, meaning it thwarts free radicals which are unstable oxygen molecules that can cause damage to cells and contribute in the development of cancer cells. Everyone has heard of eating oranges and citrus fruit but few reach for this little-known fruit that contains quite a lot of vitamin C. A glass of pineapple juice contains 60 milligrams!2. Okra. Now here is a vegetable we don't hear a lot about, and who would ever think of this as a natural cancer remedy, but okra contains a compound called glutathione which, first, is an antioxidant which we have already discussed, and second, this compound prevents chemicals called carcinogens from damaging DNA. Studies have shown that persons consuming the highest amount of glutathione were 50 percent less likely to develop oral and throat cancers than those who consumed a lower level.3. Potato peel. The peelings of potatoes contain an anticarcinogenic compound called chlorogenic acid. Studies show this acid helps the fiber in potatoes absorb benzoApyrene, a potential carcinogen often found in smoked foods.4. Nuts. An example is the walnut which contains a compound called ellagic acid. This is an antioxidant, so we know this is helpful, and it also helps to detoxify potential cancer-causing substances while at the same time preventing cancer cells from dividing (and growing and multiplying).5. Pumpkin. This popular vegetable is much more than a pie ingredient! It is also a great source of beta-carotene and the lesser-known carotenoids such as lutein and zeaxanthin. Carotenoids neutralize harmful free radicals and can help prevent both heart disease and cancer. So now you can enjoy your holiday pumpkin pie without guilt, and with the knowledge you are actually doing something good for you health.
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