Let food your medicine and medicine be your food. - Hippocrates (2,500 years ago)
Food is far more than just giving calories and energy to our body, with proper diet, food gives nutrition and medicinal benefits as well. With the right kind of natural, organic food sources, these 7 power foods can help prevent and fight against cancer naturally.
We at Naturheil Zentrum, Oliver Weiss - Holistic Wellness Clinics always make sure to incorporate a diet guide and counseling to our patients as part of our holistic approach to patient’s journey towards optimum health and wellness.
Below are the 7 power foods we recommend to include in your daily diet to prevent and fight cancer naturally.
This is an orange-colored spice, or a root crop that has a brown skin and an orange interior. It is used to make curried dishes around the world. Aside from curry, you can also add turmeric powder to egg salad, soups, seasoned meats, other sauces and dressings.
Turmeric contains an active ingredient called Curcumin. This is known for its anti-inflammatory properties that are used in treating some conditions such as toothache, menstrual discomforts, flatulence, bruises and urinary tract infection.
Aside from that, it has benefits in the prevention and treatment of several forms of cancer including breast, lung, stomach, liver, and colon through its antioxidant character.
Curcumin impedes angiogenesis also known as vascular epithelial growth, is the process of formation of new blood vessels. Due to this, there will be no blood supply to the cancerous cells and so preventing cancer growth. Other effects include inducing a tumor suppressor gene, stopping metastasis (spread of cancer from one organ to another), prevents regrowth of the cancer stem cells, and it activates cancer cell death (apoptosis).
It is a small fruit that grow in bunches, from the grapevine, which has a purple or green skin. It is eaten raw, it can be dried to make raisins or currants, or is used for making wine.
Grapes contain high levels of compounds that can protect against cancer, one of which is resveratrol.
This can prevent cancer by reducing inflammation, act as an antioxidant and it can block the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. It decreases tumor volume, weight and growth through decrease angiogenesis in multiple cancer types such as breast, colon, prostate and lung. In addition, grapes also have quercetin, anthocyanins and catechins that have the same effects against cancer.
3. Raspberries, blueberries, blackberries
Berries are dark-colored fruits. The dark color is due to their high content of phytonutrients that can prevent cancer growth.
Phytonutrients are natural chemicals produced by plants that keep them healthy, and protect them from insects and the harmful effects of the sun. These are not important in keeping the body alive but help in preventing development of disease. They act as antioxidants, which help keep free radicals under control. Free radicals are unstable molecules that occur as a normal byproduct of metabolism, to defend against bacteria and viruses. However, free radicals can damage cells when present in excessive amounts and therefore result to cancer. Antioxidants help neutralize this.
The phytonutrients present in berries include anthocyanins and ellagic acid. Aside from that, it can reduce angiogenesis and oxidative stress in the body, which is also how they work against cancer.
Berries also contain vitamin B17 or amygdalin that reduce tumors and prevent cancer metastasis.
It is a round, edible, pulpy vegetable that is typically red, but may be yellow, orange, green or purplish in color. This can be eaten raw or cooked.
Tomatoes have a high content of lycopene, which is a strong anti-cancer agent that hinders angiogenesis. It is also a strong antioxidant that protects the body from damage caused by free radicals, which lead to chronic diseases such as cancer. Lycopene can also protect against damage due to pesticides, herbicides, monosodium glutamate (MSG) and certain types of fungi.
They are fungi but are considered to be vegetables, and they come in different forms with different shapes, sizes and colors. The most common ones found in the market and stores are the shiitake, maitake, oyster, Portobello, cremini and the white mushrooms.
Mushrooms are overall considered healthy since they are fat-free, cholesterol-free, low in sodium and are low in calories. They are rich in the antioxidant known as Selenium. As always, antioxidants protect the body against damage from free radicals and so prevent cancer growth. Mushrooms also boost the immune system.
6. Wild fish
Salmon, sardines and mackerel are some of the fish caught wild, and these contain Omega-3 fatty acids that are effective against cancer cells.
The specific Omega-3 fatty acid present in fish oils that help prevent cancer is the Docosahexanoic acid or DHA. It is capable of reducing the size of tumors and thus, stopping tumor growth. Based on research, DHA is also found to enhance the positive effects of the chemotherapeutic drug, Cisplatin and at the same time limiting its harmful side effects on the kidneys. In addition, DHA also has anti-inflammatory action and can reduce leukocytosis and oxidative stress.
7. Seeds and Nuts
There are different kinds of nuts and seeds that have benefits against cancer.
The Apricot seed is the richest source of the anti-cancer vitamin known as vitamin B17. Other seeds that contain B17 are the flax seeds, squash seeds, millet seeds and buckwheat seeds. Aside from seeds, nuts like bitter almonds, cashew nuts and macadamia nuts are also excellent sources of vitamin B17. They are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants that help to kill cancer cells.
Prevention is the key to be cancer-free.
One can prevent and fight the development of cancer in the body by eating these power foods regularly with a healthy balanced meal and following a healthy life style.
At Naturheil Zentrum, Oliver Weiss - Holistic Wellness Clinics, we offer Intravenous Infusions (IV infusions) containing these natural vitamins, minerals and antioxidants such as the Vitamin B17, Selenium, Vitamin C and Curcumin for effective, natural and faster results against cancer.