Friday, 13 July 2012

CANCER AND HEALING FOODS

Cancer what is it? “Cancer is the general name for a group of more than 100 diseases. All cancers start because abnormal cells grow out of control.” If left untreated serious illness or even death can be the result.  http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/CancerBasics/what-is-cancer

Fresh fruits and vegetables are the recommended source of foods that will guard us against cancer. We should strive to eat as much of these as possible to maintain our health and aid our body in the fight against this terrible disease.

The Brazilian nuts, oats and brown rice, are some of the best sources of selenium; this is known to reduce the incidence of lung, prostrate and colorectal cancers.

Onions and Garlic are also very good in the fight of this deadly disease as it contains sulphur compounds that are able to stimulate the immune system natural defences. This also has the ability to potentially reduce tumour growth. Garlic has been suggested by some studies to reduce stomach cancer.

Brussels Sprouts – are recommended as a cancer fighting agent as it has a high amount of bioflavonoids and indoles, plant chemicals that protect against cancer. Other studies have indicated that the bioflavonoids and indoles may protect us against cancer of the prostrate and uterus.

Tomatoes and Tomato product excellent food to aid the fight of cancer as they contain lycopene. Preliminary research has shown consumption of tomatoes can lower cancer risk, as a result of the presence of lycopene, which has been considered a potential agent for prevention of some types of cancers.
Cabbage – another food source suggested in the prevention of this terrible disease.  It has been noted that people who consumes large amount of this food, a low rate of colon cancer has been found.


If ever a time when the diet should be simple it is now. In a country like this where fruits, nuts and vegetables are in abundance, why should we consume so much of the flesh of dead animals for food?  We know the use of fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts can and does contribute to a wholesome healthy diet.


We should strive to eat of the foods that will not depreciate the blood.  An impoverished diet, or poor quality of food, cooked in an improper manner, cannot make good blood. We are composed of what we eat, A variety of simple dishes, perfectly healthful and nourishing, should be our choice.












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