Cancer has over time proven to be a disease the world might not be able to find a cure to soon, but protecting yourself by eating right is sure a less expensive alternative than cure. A mountainous amount of evidence has shown that being free from cancer and its effect to a large extent has to do with the kind of food that we consume. So if avoiding cancer is a priority to you, these foods which are packed with nutrients to help your body fight against cancer, is your sure bet.

BERRIES

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Berries are filled with so many nutrients making them some of the top high-antioxidant foods in the world. Blueberries, raspberries, cherriesstrawberries, and blackberries are easy to find and use in numerous types of recipes — which is good news considering they supply vitamin C, vitamin A and gallic acid, a powerful antifungal/antiviral agent that increases immunity. Berries are especially rich in proanthocyanidin antioxidants, which have been observed to have anti-aging properties in several animal studies and are capable of lowering free radical damage. So if you were considering gifting a friend who is fighting cancer, or thinking of a way of staying healthy, Berries are a sure bet. You can rest assured that with all these nutrients packed in just one strand of berry will do the job, all you have to do is eat.

 

 

FRESH HERBS AND SPICES

 

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Tumeric, which contains the active ingredient curcumin, is also an amazing cancer-fighting food, which has been shown to decrease tumor size and fight colon and breast cancer. Along with easy-to-use black pepper, turmeric absorption is enhanced and better able to fight inflammation. You should consider adding one teaspoon of turmeric powder and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper or more daily to your meals. This can easily be used in a tonic drink or added to your local dishes, like Jollof.

 

 

HEALTHY UNREFINED OIL

 

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Did you know that your brain and nervous system control the function of your entire body and that about 60 percent of your nervous system is made up of fatty acids? The problem is that many of the processed fats and oils we consume today are excessively processed oils that are capable of destroying the membranes of our cells.

Replace refined vegetable oils, refined oils with quality oils like extra virgin olive oil, cod oil, and coconut oil. These nourish your gut and promote better immune function, help you reach and maintain a healthy weight, which in turn keep your cells up enough to fight cancerous cells.

 

GINGER

 

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This popular spice, long used to quell nausea, has been proven an effective source of food in the fight against cancer. Working directly on cancer cells, researchers discovered ginger’s ability to kill cancer cells in two ways. In apoptosis, the cancer cells essentially commit suicide without harming surrounding cells. With this extraordinary healing power of ginger, it will be a great idea to incorporate it into meals like your Sunday stews or Jollof. Apart from its amazing healing powers, it has the ability to leave any food smelling and tasty as delicious as its looks.

VITAMIN D

 

This fat-soluble vitamin which helps absorb calcium to build strong teeth and bones may also build protection against cancer. While vitamin D is often associated with milk, high concentrations also can be found in these seafood choices: shrimps and salmon. Eggs are another good source. And don’t forget sunshine. In just 10 minutes, you can soak up as much as 5,000 IU of vitamin D if you expose 40% of your body to the sun, without sunscreen. If you enjoy sipping tea, you’ll be happy to know that it appears promising against some forms of cancer. A large-scale study evaluating kaempferol intake of more than 66,000 women showed that those who consumed the most of it had the lowest risk of developing ovarian cancer. So grab a pack of water food produces the most vitamin D for you and begin to munch your way out of cancer.

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