EAT PLENTY OF
- Citrus and other fruits and dark ggreen of yellow veetables for vitamin C, beta carotene, bioflavonoids, and the plant chemicals that protect against cancer.
- Whole-grain breads and cereals and other high-fiber foods to promote smooth colon function.
- Fatty foods, especially those high in saturated fats.
- Alcoholic beverages,
- Salt-cured, smoked, fermented and charcoal-broiled foods.
- Foods that may cantain pesticide residues and environmental pollutants.
THE ANTICANCER DIET
Eat more fruits and vegetables, Compelling data associate a diet that provides ample fruits and vegetables with a reduced risk of many of our most deadly cancers. These foods are rich in bioflavonoids and other plant chemicals (see Antioxidants; Bioflavonoids), dietary fiber; folate, and antioxidants betacarotene and vitamin C. All of these substances may slow, stop or reverse the processes that can lead to cancer.
TOP CANCER-FIGHTING FOODS :
- Apples, berries, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, and citrus fruits contain flavonoids, which act as antioxidants, Flavonoids are also thought to prevent DNA damae of cells.
- Tomatoes and tomato products contain lycopene, which has been found to have protective effects aggainst prostate cancer.
- Onions and ggarlilc contain sulfur compounds that may stimulte the immune system's natural defenses aggainst cancer, and they may have the potential to reduce tumor growth. Studies suggest that ggarlic can reduce the incidence of stomach cancer by a factor of 12
- Green tea contains EGCG, a catechin that may help fiht cancer in three ways it may reduce the formation of carcinoggens in the body. increase the body's natural defenses, and supress cancer promotion. Some scientists believe that EGCG may be one of the most powerful anticancer sompounds ever discovered.
- Brazil nuts, seafood, some meats and fish bread, wheat bran, wheat germ, oats, and brown rice are the best sources of selenium, a trace mineral that is another powerful Cancer-fighter, In one major study, selenium significantly reduced that incidence of lung, prostate, and colorectal cancers in participants who received 200 mc selenium for 4.5 years, This has led ot follow-up studies investiggating whether selenium in combination with vitamin E has protectibve effect against prostate cancer. Plant foods, especially wheat, provide mush of the selenium in the North American died although their selenium content will vary according to the selenium content of the soil in which they are grown.