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Green tea is said to have cancer-destroying abilities because of a group of plant flavonoids it contains known as catechins. One of these catechins – epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG) – has been shown to create a process that disrupts the ability of inflammatory chemicals to bind to the cells of smooth muscle tissues found within the vascular system. This is a critical function of the catechin, because the same process is known to disrupt the development of cancer cells.
Green Tea is said to be a key element of cancer prevention. Researchers have known for years that the incidence of prostate cancer is considerably lower in Asian countries. One possible explanation by scientists is the high consumption of plant foods among Asian populations. Another is the growing number of laboratory studies indicating that green tea — the most popular tea in China, Japan and other Asian countries — has anti-tumor effects.
Read more at http://www.cancertutor.com/greentea/
The prized ingredient in the spice Turmeric is Curcumin, and it is typically found in most Indian dishes. Curcumin is considered to be an extremely powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that reduces the metastases of tumors and is said to destroy cancer cells, along with preventing the growth and spread of cancer in the first place.
A study at Johns Hopkins reviewed and summarized over 700 studies on Turmeric and concluded that it outperforms many pharmaceutical drugs in its effects on a number of chronic diseases – and does so without almost zero side effects. Amazing! My husband takes Tumeric daily to prevent gout. . . it works.
A study published online in the journal Cancer Prevention Research suggests that a compound found in garlic called diallyl sulfide is one of the key ingredients in garlic that gives it cancer-fighting powers.
Another compound found in garlic called Allicin is considered to be one of the most powerful antioxidants known to man.
Since I am Italian, almost every dish I prepare begins with olive oil, garlic and herbs. Guess that is a good tradition to follow.
Here again, my Italian kicks in!
Most people love tomatoes, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they are not already a part of your diet. Did you know they’re a powerful food in the fight against cancer?
Tomatoes contain Lycopene, a compound known for its ability to destroy cancer cells. They can help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress throughout the body and one study showed that inflammation was reduced by 30% from simply consuming 1 glass of fresh tomato juice per day for a month straight. Remember, inflammation is your enemy!
Certain compounds found within Ginger make it a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, which means it works to reduce the oxidative stress and inflammation that your body has to fight on a daily basis.
Studies have shown that Ginger can reduce cancerous tumors by as much as 56% and have also shown it to be a more effective remedy than traditional medical treatments. Sounds good to me.
These are "5" excellent things to add to your daily diet.
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