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Fight Cancer with Fruits and Veggies

Hello everyone,
Today is the day to kill the creature cancer. Did you know that you can be cured from cancer just by eating some fruits and veggies. According to Dr. David Servan-Schrveiber, there are some fruits and vegetables that are cancer fighters. Now lets look at some disease-fighting fruits. I’m going to start with the various berries that we all are familiar such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and cranberries. These fruits contain an acid called ellagic and has a large number of polyphebnols, which inhibits tumor growth. Two polyphenols found in berries, anthocyanidins and proantho-cyanidins, promote cancer cell death. That’s great lets put on our boxing gloves (fruits) and knock out Mr. Cancer.

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Now lets see what we have as our vital veggie cancer fighters. Well, my favorites brussels sprouts, bok choy, Chinese cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower, sounds familiar. All these veggies contain sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinols (I#Cs), which are two molecules that are potent anticancer. The reason for that is, these molecules help the body detoxify certain carcinogenic substances and can help prevent precancerous cells from developing into malignant tumors. They also promote the suicide of cancer cells and block tumor growth. Members of the cabbage family are known as crucifers or cruciferous vegetables and belong to the Cruciferae or Brassicaceae family. This family takes its name from the shape of their flowers whose four petals resemble a cross (crucifer). Cruciferous vegetables have a unique ability to fight against the development of cancerous cells in the body. Eaten regularly, they are an easy & inexpensive way to help prevent cancer.

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How much of these healthy, cancer fighters do you consume on a daily bases? The American Cancer Society recommends eating at least 2 1/2 cups of fruits and vegetables each day to help lower cancer risk. The foods contain important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and are usually low in calories. In general, those with the most color such as dark green, red, yellow, and orange have the most nutrients. Lets try to work in a variety of fruits and vegetables every day.