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The 6 Healthy Foods That Help You Avoid Cancer

Carcinogens-free sustenance.

Cancer. The C-word. That stuff that seems to be everywhere, creeping and growing inside of everyone and, apparently, something that you can contract by consuming basically every food you regularly do.

Not quite, though. While thanks to the GMO debacle, where our food supply was unwisely tainted by including genetically modified food and ingredients with no proper testing done on humans, the chances of developing cancer from consuming many of the “mainstream” processed products over a prolonged period of time shot way up.

But rest easy, alternatives are becoming increasingly more popular as evidence continues to pile up against GMOs, creating an extensive market for whole, natural, unmodified foods that are, of course, carcinogen-free. If avoiding the C word disease is a goal you strive for (you totally should, by the way) these are the foods you should put in your plate, check them out.

 

Broccoli Sprouts

This recommendation came from Liana Werner-Gray from Liana Werner-Gray, you can find out more about Liana Werner-Gray here, or read more about their recommendation of Broccoli Sprouts below.
Three day old broccoli sprouts contain up to 50 times the amount of chemoprotective compounds found in mature broccoli heads and may offer a simple dietary solution to chemically reducing risk of cancer. The sulforaphane has the ability to reinforce the body’s natural defense against oxidative stress, inflammation, and DNA damage. Broccoli Sprouts are useful in preventing all types of cancers, but especially are useful in preventing stomach, colon, prostate, bladder, breast, liver and brain cancers. A great recipe to help get your dose of broccoli sprouts is my Zucchini Pasta with Broccoli Sprout Pesto.
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Turmeric

This recommendation came from Liana Werner-Gray from Liana Werner-Gray, you can find out more about Liana Werner-Gray here, or read more about their recommendation of Turmeric below.
To break it down, turmeric is an anti-inflammatory antioxidant, anticancer, and brain-protecting superfood. It contains three potent compounds including curcumin, demethoxycurcumin, and bisdemethoxycurcumin. No matter how you do it, consuming turmeric is a no-brainer! The curcuminoid compounds in turmeric have been shown to decrease tumor size in cases of colon, prostate, and breast cancers. A great recipe of mine for this is my Almond Turmeric Crusted Chicken Tenders.

Blueberries

This recommendation came from Liana Werner-Gray from Liana Werner-Gray, you can find out more about Liana Werner-Gray here, or read more about their recommendation of Blueberries below.
Blueberries are a powerful anticancer superfruit. When tested among 20 fruits, they ranked first for antioxidant capacity. The molecules present in the blueberry can slow the progression of cancer by blocking the development of blood vessels feeding the malignant cells. This process deprives cancer cells of their supply of oxygen and nutrient molecules needed to reproduce, which makes it a powerful anticancer food. You can have yourself a handful of freshly washed blueberries, or incorporate them into one of my recipes, including my Chocolate Nut Berry Smoothie.

Broccoli

This recommendation came from Liana Werner-Gray from Liana Werner-Gray, you can find out more about Liana Werner-Gray here, or read more about their recommendation of Broccoli below.
Broccoli gets its own section separate from broccoli sprouts because they have vast nutritional differences. Research shows that broccoli contains compounds that may protect the body from stomach cancer as well as cancers of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, and esophagus. Broccoli is an excellent source of immune-boosting vitamins and nutrients. You can get your recommended serving of broccoli in my Pasta Primavera or my Anticancer Veggie Stir-Fry.

Flaxseed

This recommendation came from Liana Werner-Gray from Liana Werner-Gray, you can find out more about Liana Werner-Gray here, or read more about their recommendation of Flaxseed below.
Flaxseed is one of the top anticancer foods due to the alpha-linolenic acid it contains, which is the prime source of omega-3 fatty acids. ALA protects the kidneys from damage. You can incorporate flaxseed into your diet by adding them to your smoothies, salads, oatmeal, and cereals.

Green Tea

This recommendation came from Rand McClain from LCRHealth, you can find out more about Rand McClain here, or read more about their recommendation of Green Tea below.
There have been promising studies on the preventative potential of Green Tea in regard to cancer. While the data is still inconclusive, consumption of green tea has been associated with decreased PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) levels in prostate cancer patients, as well as lowering the risk stomach and colorectal cancers in women. While this is one example, other options like a keto friendly diet, broccoli and a polyphenol rich diet are also options to help the body trigger the body’s receptors that help with keeping cancer at bay.

Who contributed to this article?

Liana Werner-Gray from Liana Werner-Gray

Rand McClain from LCRHealth

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