With cancer becoming more and more prevalent in today’s society it is more important than ever to understand the foods that will not only nourish your body, but will also help to detoxify it. Below are some of the most potent foods and herbs to help keep your body healthy and strong when healing it for cancer:
Vegetables such as kelp, kombu, and nori are just some of the remarkable sea vegetables that can have a remarkable effect on your body. Sea vegetables are one of the richest and most bioavailable sources of iodine, which is a substance that is lacking in the average diet that may be implicated in many patients with breast and ovarian cancer. Sea vegetables are also very rich in calcium and potassium.
Chlorella and spirulina are two of the most potent algae and are proven cancer fighters. Both of these have fantastic detoxification and immune boosting properties that are a must have when fighting cancer.
Vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage all have been linked to lowering cancer risks and are known to have the ability to halt growth of cancer cells.
Medicinal mushrooms including reishi and chaga have had a multitude of cancer-fighting molecules identified in their structure including anti-tumor agents. Some of these compounds included alkaloids, folates, acid enzymes, and organic acids. Studies have shown that long-term consumption of reishi may prevent tumor proliferation and growth by increasing the level of antioxidants while simultaneously boosting immunity.
Research has shown strong anti-tumor properties for polysaccharides which are found to boost immune system functionality and destroy cancer tumors.
The hemp plant contains some of the most balanced and richest sources of oil in the world, with a ratio of 3:1 for omega 6 to omega 3. Hemp seed oil also contains 80% fatty acids, which is the highest of any plant. Essential fatty acids are essential to immune function because of their antioxidants and anti-inflammatory fatty acids, which help to oxidize cells and restore health at a cellular level.
Garlic, also known as the miracle nutrient, produces anti-cancer compounds that may help significantly cut down the risk of cancer.
Turmeric has been found to be linked to anti-cancer properties that target nearly 10 causative factors involved in cancer development including DNA damage, chronic inflammation, and disruption of signaling pathways.
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