7 SUPER FOODS TO PREVENT CANCER

Good health is not merely absence of disease but it is a positive quality, emphasizing physical, social, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual well being. Optimum nutrition, providing all nutrients in both quality and quantity, is the cornerstone of good health and the cutting edge of prevention.

By making smart food choices, you can protect your health, feel better, and boost your ability fight off cancer and other diseases. Some foods actually increase your risk of cancer, while others support your body and strengthen your immune system.

 

7 super foods to prevent Cancer

Flaxseeds

Benefits of Flaxseeds

• Decreases the levels of “bad” cholesterol (LDL Cholesterol) and increase the “good” cholesterol (HDL Cholesterol) in the body

• Lowers blood pressure

• Improves digestion

• Controls blood sugar levels

• The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits of flaxseeds helps to protect against cancer especially against breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colon cancer

Daily Recommendation: Chew 2tsp (10g) raw after lunch

 

Fenugreek seeds (Methi Seeds)

Benefits of fenugreek seeds

• Fenugreek aids smooth digestion and reduces constipation

• Reduces bad cholesterol and triglycerides and increases good cholesterol

• Controls blood sugar level

• Reduces water retention in the body

• Protects against cancer

Daily Recommendation: Soak 2tsp overnight in water & eat in the morning on an empty stomach.

 

Oats

Health benefits of oats

• Reduces bad cholesterol levels increases good cholesterol

• Controls blood sugar levels

• Reduces risk of developing Hypertension

• Reduces risk of heart disease

• Protects against cancer

Daily Recommendation: Make a healthy oats porridge with nuts & fruits!

 

Turmeric

Health benefits of Turmeric

• Protects liver from toxic substances

• Increases immunity

• Improves digestion

• Reduces inflammation in the body and symptoms such as pain and stiffness in the joint

• Protects against cancer

Daily Recommendation: Add 1tsp of turmeric powder to warm milk & drink at bedtime for a good night’s sleep!

 

Green tea

Health benefits of green tea

• Green tea reduces the toxicities produced by heavy smoking

• Helps to maintain dental health by preventing dental caries

• Improves memory and brain function

• Protects against cancer

Daily Recommendation: 2-3 cups daily

 

Garden Cress Seeds

Health benefits of garden cress seeds

• Increases haemoglobin levels and treat anemia

• It is rich in omega 3 fatty acid hence protects against heart disease

• The seed also helps to control blood sugar levels

• Given to new mothers as it increases lactation

• Being rich in antioxidants it helps to protect against cancer

Recommended Intake: ½- 1tsp soaked & with lemon juice

 

Water

Health benefits of water

• Removes waste and toxins

• Transports nutrients and oxygen

• Controls heart rate and blood pressure

• Regulates body temperature

• Lubricates joints

• Protects organs and tissue, including the eyes, ears, and heart

 

Daily Recommendation:

2-3 litres – women

3-4 litres – men

How to increase water intake?

• Make conscious effort to drink water on regular basis

• Include foods high in water content such as: Lettuce, Cucumber, tomato, broccoli Watermelon & Citrus fruits Vegetable juice & soup, Lemon & coconut water

• Avoid high sugar foods and caffeinated drinks such as fruit juice, soda, and coffee, as it dehydrates your body

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