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HEALTH - Cancer Prevention with home remedies
 
Ayurvedic herbs such as Garlic, Turmeric, Ashwagandha, Amla, Neem, Triphala, Bacopa monnieri, and Gingko biloba have plenty of useful antioxidants.

Garlic belonging to the allium family of vegetables is an extremely important natural resource to ensure optimal immunity and it probably protect against stomach cancer and in particular, decreases one’s chances of developing colorectal cancer. Garlic increases levels of important immune enhancing chemicals in the body such as IL-2 and gamma-interferon and helps reduce the immune-suppressive effects of medical chemotherapy and ultraviolet radiation. It also helps control the production of free radicals, which have been strongly implicated as a cause of cancer. Raw garlic is more effective than cooked garlic in killing germs and enhancing immune functions.

Turmeric has anti-cancer properties and is known to protect the body from developing cancers or even reversing cancers. Lots of studies in the world have shown that curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric) is a powerful anti-oxidant and can prevent cell damage that leads to cancers.

 
 

The following ten foods have been labeled 'super foods' by the American Cancer Society because of their cancer-fighting abilities and try to add these foods in our daily diet whenever possible.

Berries (raspberries, blueberries, etc.)
Broccoli
Cold water fish (salmon, tuna)
Flax seed (use as a food additive or in bread)
Legumes (Go meatless at least once a week.)
Low-fat dairy products
Spinach (fresh)
Soy foods such as tofu (avoid soy foods if you have breast cancer.)
Sweet potatoes/pumpkin/squash (rich in Vitamin A or Beta Carotene)
Walnuts (rich in Omega 3 fatty acids)

A healthy diet helps to maintain a strong immune system, medication tolerance, maintenance of body weight, muscle mass, overall energy and quality of life. An optimal diet will reduce the risk of disease and strengthen the body's defenses and natural healing power.

 
 
Cancer Prevention with Foods

Foods are important, not only in preventing cancer, but also in improving survival for those who already have cancer. Diet is believed to be linked to the causes of one third of all cancers. Numerous research studies have shown that some types of cancer is much more common in populations consuming diets rich in fatty foods, particularly meat, and much less common in countries eating diets rich in grains, vegetables, and fruits which strengthens your immune system and helps knock out cancer cells.

Dark leafy green vegetables, such as kale and collard greens and yellow and orange vegetables are rich in beta carotene and important anti-oxidants. Carrots, winter squash and sweet potatoes are also great for healthy diet. Vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, kale, turnips, cauliflower, and etc. are also thought to have anti-cancer properties.

Green Tea, Yellow, Orange, Red Fruits are potent source of antioxidants and are thought to have protective effects against all cancers and have been shown in scientific studies to slow or stop breast cancer. However it is better to avoid high sugar fruits like bananas, mangoes, Tangerines, Cherries, Grapes, Pomegranates etc in large quantities and use only infrequently. Fruits Lowest in Sugar are Lemon or Lime, Rhubarb, Raspberries, Blackberries, Cranberries and so on.

Nutritional factors are believed to be linked to other one third of all cancers. Low intake of beta carotene may be linked to cancers of the bladder, lung, larynx, and oesophagus. Dietary fiber may help to protect against cancers of colon, rectum, prostate, uterus and breast. Experts recommend an average daily fiber intake of 30 to 40 grams per day.

 
 

Alcohol increases cancer risk. Even one drink per day can increase breast cancer risk by more than 50 percent, compared to non-drinkers. High intake of alcohol has been linked to increased risks of cancers of mouth, throat, stomach and liver. Smoking may be linked to cancers of the lung, mouth, throat, pancreas, bladder, and cervix.

Avoid fried and fatty foods and foods with large amounts of carbohydrates, like mashed potatoes. The highest levels of fat consumption are also the ones with the highest death rates from breast and colon cancer. Animal fat is much more harmful than vegetable fat.

Exercise like brisk walking, no less than 5 days a week for up to sixty minutes can increase the blood flow in the body and allow toxins to exit the body quicker, which reduces the chances of tumors forming. Maintain a healthy body weight. Numerous studies have shown that obesity appears to increase the risk for some cancers.

 
 
 
 
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