Fight Cancer with Antioxidant Foods

November 12, 2012

Fight Cancer with Antioxidant Foods

If you want to remain healthier for longer then you must look at the foods that you are eating. We all know that certain food such as fruit and vegetables are rich in nutrients that appear to inhibit cancer. No one food is a ‘wonder food’ but by identifying the riskier foods and the safer foods one can reduce the risks of developing cancer. Some foods preserve healthy cells whilst others appear to repel carcinogens, identifying these foods can help you live well into old age.

Your diet must be high-fiber and low-fat. You must eat lots of vegetables because they are full of antioxidants. Strawberries and spinach are very good. The possibility of you getting gastrointestinal or respiratory-tract cancers is greatly reduced if your diet is high in fruit and vegetables. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s food pyramid explains how to get the correct quantity of nutrients per day. Ensure that you adhere to the suggestions and make sure that you eat the USDA recommendation of at least 20 to 30 grams of fiber per day.

Too much fat in your diet not only raises your risk of heart disease it is also thought to be related to colo-rectal and prostrate cancers. Fat, fatty meats and saturated fat, which is abundant in red meats should all be avoided if you wish to reduce your risk of developing not only cancer but also heart disease. Colon cancer can be made less likely if your diet includes soy and other beans. These have the added benefit that they also increase your fiber intake. Some enzymes which may cause cancer can be interfered with or blocked by antioxidant oils. There are lots of these in garlic and onions. Black and green teas thin the blood, and because of their antioxidant effects, can be considered as anti-cancer agents.

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