Cancer is one of the most feared and dreaded diseases among humanity. According to the National Cancer Institute, Cancer is a disease caused when cells divide uncontrollably and spread into surrounding tissues. It has no respect for class, color, age, gender, etc.; and it affects all of us directly or indirectly. It is like that enemy that we cannot see because it is so silent and crepes upon us without us knowing. For this reason, every one of us must make every effort to do our regular physicals at least once a year, know our bodies and do whatever we can to prevent the spread of this disease.
One way in which we can fight against cancer is by the way we eat. Nutrition plays a critical role in our fight against cancer. There are many foods that we can eat that contain cancer-fighting properties. Countless dietary studies confirmed that regularly consuming fruits and vegetables provides significant protection against cancer. For example, eating carrots and dark green leafy vegetables can provide substantial protection against lung cancer. Certain cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower protect against colon cancer. Regular consumption of tomatoes can also help to protect against prostate cancer.
The National Cancer Institute has identified several plant foods that contain cancer-protective properties. These foods and herbs include garlic, soybeans, cabbage, ginger, licorice root, and umbelliferous vegetables (carrots, celery, coriander, parsley, and parsnips). Other foods such as onions, flax, citrus, turmeric, cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, and cauliflower), tomatoes, sweet peppers, brown rice, oats, barley, mint, rosemary thyme, oregano, sage, basil, cucumber, cantaloupe, and berries are said to contain modest amounts of cancer-protective properties.
Food is our medicine, so go ahead and color your life by eating a variety of whole foods and vegetables that will nourish your body, build your immune system and help to kick cancer butt. Eat well, live well because itz holistically wholesome.