Recently Dr. Oz did a show on foods that will help you reduce your risk of cancer.
By making smart decisions every time you visit the grocery store, you can greatly reduce your risk of A chemical substance produced in the body that controls and regulates the activity of certain cells or organs. dependant cancers like breast, The female reproductive organs in which ova or eggs and hormones are produced., uterus and prostate. This simple daily diet contains foods rich in antioxidants, fiber and isoflavones.
Berries, Yogurt and Green Tea-Blueberries are believed to be one of the most powerful antioxidants; they also contain ellagic acid, which prevents carcinogens from latching onto your The part of every cell that carries out genetic information on cell growth, division, and function.. Yogurt contains the healthy bacteria lactobacilli, which stops A substance produced by a living organism which causes a specific biochemical reaction. that turn healthy cells into cancer. Green tea is another powerful antioxidant that you should be drinking at least once a day.
Quinoa-From Peru in the Andes, quinoa is a whole grain rich in fiber and antioxidants. Fiber stimulates the good bacteria in your colon to produce cancer-fighting compounds; it also lowers your risk for cancer by sweeping carcinogens through your colon.
Flaxseeds-Flaxseeds contain lignans that block natural estrogen, which can feed certain cancers like breast and ovarian.
Garlic & Onions-Garlic and onions, from a family of vegetables called allium, are powerful cancer-fighters. Studies have shown them to stop cancer growth in the stomach, colon, brain, lung, prostate and breasts. Additionally, one garlic component named diallyl disulfide was shown to kill Leukemia cells in the lab.
Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Squash & Broccoli-are other cancer-fighting vegetables that are packed with antioxidants. Broccoli detoxes the liver and beans are rich in fiber. Tumeric in curry has been found to suppress A mass of cells that can be benign or malignant..
Need some more ideas? Check out our nutritional guidelines for breast cancer risk reduction.