March 18, 2018, 4:30 p.m
To reduce the risk of dangerous diseases, include foods in your diet that can stop cancer cell growth! Scientists have named 7 commonly available and easy-to-prepare foods against cancer.
Tomatoes are a source of the important protective substance lycopene, which has anti-cancer effects. It is better to eat them in a thermally processed form: stewed, baked or in soup. They contain ten times more lycopene. With daily consumption of tomato sauce, the risk of developing, for example, prostate cancer is reduced by 20%.
With age, oncological diseases associated with the reproductive system often develop. They occur due to hormonal imbalance during menopause. Therefore, the main protective foods against cancer will be those that are able to normalize this imbalance. For women, these are, for example, legumes (soybeans, beans, peas) containing phytoestrogens. For prevention, it is recommended to eat legumes up to 3 times a week or add them to meat dishes (for example, soy meat).
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Empirically, experts have identified foods and drinks that have anticarcinogenic effects. One of them — green tea — contains a whole range of antioxidants, polyphenols, resveratrol and quercetin. These substances protect cells from damage. For prevention, drink at least 3 cups of green tea a day.
Scientists have found that women who follow a Mediterranean diet are less likely to get breast cancer. The secret lies in olive oil, or rather in oleic acid, which is part of it. It not only inhibits the reproduction of carcinogenic cells, but also increases the effectiveness of drugs used in the treatment of breast cancer. If you eat 15 to 25 ml of extra virgin olive oil every day, you can reduce the risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer by 60%.
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To prevent bowel cancer, eat at least 5 servings of vegetables and fruits containing vegetable fibers every day. Each serving is about 100–150 g. Beetroot is especially useful — it is an effective product against cancer. Beetroot cleanses the intestines of toxins, improves its motility and function. It can be eaten raw (in salads), boiled or baked. Green onions, parsley or leafy salads have the same effect.
According to the latest scientific research, garlic may protect against stomach and colon cancer. Thanks to special compounds, it increases the activity of immune system cells that are responsible for resisting cancer, binds toxins and removes them from the body, and activates white blood cells that engulf and destroy cancer cells. Doctors recommend eating at least 5 cloves of garlic a week to protect against cancer.
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For the prevention of breast cancer, all types of cabbage are useful: broccoli, white cabbage, Brussels sprouts and others. Cabbage contains indoles that protect cells from free radical damage. Try to eat fresh cabbage in salads, boiled or stewed every day.
If you include these products against cancer in your diet, avoid stress, lead an active lifestyle, then the risk of developing dangerous diseases will decrease many times over.
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