Foods that fight cancer will surely help our overall health. And if we don’t have cancer, we definitely want to prevent it. We recommend that you add these to your diet.

Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, arugula, bok choy, swiss chard, Chinese cabbage, collard greens, daikon, kohlrabi, mustard greens, radishes, rutabagas, turnips, and watercress) are among the most powerful cancer-fighting foods on Earth.

Curcumin is the major ingredient of the spice turmeric. Its cancer-fighting and prevention abilities have even been found to prevent lung cancer for tobacco smokers.

Mushrooms: The very best cancer-fighting and immune-boosting mushrooms are agaricus blazei murrill (ABM mushroom), coriolus versicolor (Asian turkey tail mushroom), shiitake, reishi, maitake, cordyceps oglossoides and phellinus linteus.

Garlic, as well as onions, leeks, and chive, increase the immune cell activity, help break down cancer-causing substances, and block carcinogens from entering cells. Garlic lowers the risk of stomach and colon cancer and has been shown to incapacitate carcinogens in the liver.

Flax contains lignans that block or suppress cancerous changes in cells.

Hot peppers such as cayenne (chili peppers) and jalapeños contain capsaicin, which fights cancer and helps neutralize cancer-causing nitrosamines; they are especially valuable for helping prevent stomach cancers.

Dark green leafy vegetables (spinach, turnip greens, etc.) are rich in folic acid, which helps maintain the cell’s genetic code and regulate normal cell division.

Dark seeded grapes contain powerful bioflavonoid antioxidants that work as cancer preventatives; they are also a rich source of resveratrol and ellagic acid, which blocks enzymes needed by cancer cells. Eat the entire grape, seeds and all.

Brown seaweed such as kombu contain the polysaccharide compound fucoidan, which has been found to kill cancer tumors including lymphoma, leukemia, stomach cancer, and colon cancer. The people of Okinawa, who consume the highest per capita amount of kombu, have some of the highest life expectancies in Japan as well as the lowest cancer death rate.

Other cancer-fighting foods: Carrots, green and black tea, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, extra-virgin olive oil, avocados, nuts, sweet potatoes, and apples.

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