FOODS AND CANCER
by Jenny Flynn
As I write this article, it really touches my heart. I personally have lost three immediate family members to cancer, and after studying and research, I, and we at Letslose ,would like to share this informative information to allow you to incorporate it into your lives and daily eating habits.
We have all often wondered “what” cancer really is and how one obtains this sometimes fatal disease. Cancer is an uncontrolled proliferation of cells producing a malignant tumor that eventually invades all the surrounding tissues and may entail “metastasis”, (other tumors of the same type appearing far from the original site). Statistics show that it’s natural evolution is known to lead to death.
Believe it or not, certain foods play a vital role in cancer prevention. However, even when cancer has been diagnosed, one’s diet continues to play a vital importance in healing and recovery and sometimes even survival.
There are many anti-carcinogenic foods known to assist in healing, (foods that help fight against the development of cancer), and there is experimental evidence documenting their effectiveness in slowing the development of malignant cells, and demonstrating that their use as a therapeutic tool is well founded to also be effective.
Therefore, we at Letslose, would like to make some suggestions proven to assist in making a difference in the prevention of cancer.
Fruit: Fruit is the most effective anti-carcinogenic food; certain rigorously conducted studies have shown abundant fruit consumption prevents most of the cancers that affect humans. All fresh fruits are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and phytochemicals, which are capable of neutralizing carcinogenic substances entering the body.
Olive Oil: When substituted for other dietary fats it is known to reduce breast cancer due to its richness in antioxidants and monounsaturated fatty acids.
Whole Grains: Fiber in whole grains accelerates movements through the bowel. It also retains and removes carcinogenic substances that may be in the digestive tract, and excreting them through the feces. Rye is the most effective grain that aids in the reduction of colon cancer.
Vegetables: All vegetables protect to a degree, their richness in Provitamin A, Vitamin C and Antioxidant Phytochemicals explain their anti-carcinogenic effect.
The most effective examples include: Red Beets, Carrots, Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers and Eggplant. Others that also have a variety of suffocated phytochemical effect are Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli and Radishes.
Yogurt: Yogurt contains active bacterial cultures and lactic acid that protect against this disease.
Legumes: These protect due to their richness in fiber.
With these suggestions, we at Letslose, would like to encourage you to make changes to your diet and also at the same try staying away from foods that can be known to promote cancer. These foods include, but are not limited to: Alcoholic Beverages, Refined Foods, Excess amounts of WHOLE Milk, increased amounts of meat consumption, Tobacco products, and increased amounts of Fat.
Work to improve your life! Taking care of your happiness and well being will soon be a daily part of your everyday routine!
1 Corinthians 6:19-20: Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.