Cancer Fighting Foods – Four Anti-Cancer Foods

16th May 2012

By  Anthony Gucciardi

Contributing Writer for  Wake Up World

Could it be that cancer rates are so rampant because people are simply not eating the right foods. While there are many factors that play into the development of cancer,  diet and smoking habits make up  nearly 60 percent of cancer cases. The food news is that with dietary and lifestyle changes, cancer rates can drop dramatically. One of the easiest ways to protect yourself against cancer is to consume many  cancer fighting foods  – here are 4 of them you should never forget about.

Cancer Fighting Foods – Turmeric (Curcumin)

Among the most currently researched of cancer fighting foods, turmeric has repeatedly been shown to be an effective cancer-fighter and even block cancer growth. Previously found to  reduce tumors by an astounding 81%, the naturally occurring compound found in turmeric,  curcumin, exhibits numerous anticancer properties.  Researchers at  UCLA found  that curcumin is the component harnessing the ability to actually block cancer growth. Not surprisingly, the cancer-fighting ability that turmeric make up only a single facet of the many  benefits of turmeric.

Papaya Leaf Extract

A  study  conducted by University of Florida researchers Dr. Nam Dang and colleagues in Japan has documented papaya’s powerful anticancer properties and impact against numerous lab-grown tumors – and without the negative  consequences of chemotherapy. The researchers used  papaya leaf extract  for the study conduction, with the anticancer effects being even stronger with a larger dose of the extract. What’s more, the extract can be taken for a long time without side effects.

Another study also shows how papaya leaf extract is able to  fight various cancers  including cervix, breast, liver, lung, and pacreatic while aiding the cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems.

Ginger

Adding another to the list of cancer fighting foods, ginger, a cousin spice of super anti-cancer substance  turmeric, is known for its ability to shrink tumors.  The subject of  one study  based out of  Georgia State University, whole ginger extract was revealed to  shrink prostate tumor size by 56% in mice. The anti-cancer properties were observed in addition to ginger’s role in reducing inflammation as well as being a rich source of life-enhancing antioxidants. You definitely won’t want to disregard the health  benefits of ginger.

Garlic

For centuries, the  benefits of garlic  have been experienced by many cultures for the treatment and prevention of disease; garlic’s status as one of the cancer fighting foods is perhaps one of the most notorious. Scientists believe that the anti-cancer  properties may be due to the production of something known as hydrogen sulfide. Also known to protect the heart,  researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine found that damage to the heart muscle as a result of heart attack is halted by directly injecting hydrogen sulfide into mice. Researchers believe that the production of hydrogen sulfide is responsible for garlic’s ability to prevent various cancers including, prostate, breast, and colon cancer.

Beating cancer with nutrition  is  possible, you simply must recognize which foods to consume.

Additional sources:

PubMed

Phys.org

AAFP

About the Author

Anthony Gucciardi is an accomplished investigative journalist with a passion for natural health. Anthony’s articles have been featured on top alternative news websites such as Infowars, NaturalNews, Rense, and many others. Anthony is the co-founder of  Natural Society, a website dedicated to sharing life-saving natural health techniques. Stay in touch with Natural Society via the following sites  Facebook  –  Twitter  –  Web

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