Even though researchers haven’t come up with a cure for cancer, studies show that the foods we eat have the ability to prevent and reverse cancer. Unfortunately, big pharmaceutical companies don’t want you to know this because they can’t make money off it.
Most studies show that plant-based foods are the best for fighting cancer. So here are 7 fruits and vegetables that can help you prevent and reverse cancer.
Berries are rich in phytonutrients which fight cancer. Note that black berries have high amounts of phytochemicals which prevent growth of cancer cells. Berries are known to prevent different kinds of cancer including, oral, skin, esophageal and colon cancer. Eating half a cup of berries each day can prevent cancer and improve your health.
One study found that lycopene, a compound in tomatoes, stopped the growth of endometrial cancer. By the way, endometrial cancer causes an average of 8 thousand deaths yearly. Tomatoes can also help fight lung, stomach and prostate cancer. Make sure you eat tomatoes when they’re cooked.
The sulfide compounds in garlic boost the immune system and can prevent growth of tumors. Research shows that garlic can reduce risk of stomach cancer. Add garlic to your foods and soups every day.
4. Brightly colored oranges
When plant-based foods brighten, it means they have high concentrations of phytochemicals. So when buying oranges get the brightest ones. This also applies to other foods like bananas, pumpkins, sweet potatoes and so on. These foods can prevent different kinds of cancer like colon and breast.
Hemp oil increases amount of melatonin in the body by a huge amount. And research shows that hemp has healing powers and fights cancer. Note that some types of hemp oil contains THC (these are illegal), purchase the ones that don’t.
6. Cruciferous Vegetables
Cruciferous vegetables are rich in compound called glucosinolates which helps detoxify the body and also reduces risk of lung, breast and colon cancer. Examples of cruciferous vegetables include, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and similar green leaf veggies. It’s also worth noting that these veggies are great source of vitamin C.
7. Red grapes
Red grapes have resveratrol, a compound which is rich is in antioxidants. Not only that, this compound also prevents death of cells caused by oxidants. Eat grapes every day if possible.
When you buy any of these foods make sure they’re pesticide-free. Alternatively, you can plant them in your backyard.