- Increase antixodiants
Of all the dietary factors, increasing your intake of fruit and vegetables provides the greatest protection from cancer – and certain foods are especially protective – including carrots and tomatoes. Generally speaking where you find the most colour and flavour in a fruit or vegetables (such as blueberries, raspberries and strawberries) you will also find the highest anti-oxidant levels. Eat seven or more servings a day of fruit and vegetables – organic where possible.
- Love your liver
You need to eat liver friendly foods so your liver can efficiently detoxify harmful chemicals. Liver friendly foods include onions, garlic, artichokes, watercress and rocket. Also include cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, radish and mustard. Turmeric has also been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer.
- Boost your immune system
Ensure you get enough sleep and natural sunlight and eat vitamin rich food including whole grains and fruit and vegetables. Mushrooms are powerful immune-boosters: reishi, shiitake and maitake have all been shown to have anti-cancer effects.
- Stock up on salvestrols
Salvestrols are compounds found in plants that target cancer cells and kill them. They are rich in a wide range of fruit and vegetables although their potency varies depending on how and where they are grown. See my Special Report Salvestrols – A Major Breakthrough in Cancer Prevention.
- Lower inflammation
Cut down on saturated fats from meat and dairy and increase omega-3 fats – the best sources are salmon, mackerel, herring, kippers, sardines and anchovies. Vegetarian sources include seeds and nuts.
- Go organic
To minimize your exposure to herbicides and pesticides eat organic foods and avoid processed meats and burned or browned food. Eat more raw foods and steam fry or boil food, rather than using high-heat cooking.
- Fill up on fish
Get most of your proteinProteins are large molecules consisting of chains of amino acids. Proteins are essential nutrients for the human body – they are a building block of… from fish and vegetable sources and keep your intake of dairy products and meat low. See my blog about the High Protein Cancer Link for more information.
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