Sugar is cancer’s favorite food source. A sugar-fee diet is one of the most low cost and powerful strategies you can employ to help starve the malignancy and reverse the ravages of this disease. This requires becoming aware of what foods contain sugar or turn to sugar in the body once you eat them.
When it comes to fruit, low-fructose fruits are the healthiest choice. These include blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, lemons, limes, grapefruit, tomatoes, and avocados. Mix in your salads, smoothies, condiments and dips, or just eaten alone, these wonder fruits are packed with powerful vitamins, antioxidants and powerful cancer-busting and immune boosting properties. But, please take care and choose only organic specimens to avoid nasty pesticides and harmful toxins.
Full of antioxidants, these delicious fruits help neutralize free radical damage in our cells. According the the American Institute for Cancer Research this helps retard the aging process and reduces cell damage that can lead to cancer. For maximum benefit, eat these when they are ripe and be sure to keep them refrigerated as they can mold quickly at room temperature.
This blue-purple little marvel is considered one of them most nutrient rich foods in the world containing components known to fight cancer, lower cholesterol, reverse inflammation, boost heart and brain health, just to name a few benefits.
Proanthocyanidins in blueberries have shown to reverse inflammation, the root cause of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and many other illnesses. A study in the Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxcology reports that the gallic acid and resveratrol in blueberries slows and even destroys breast cancer. Other studies report reversals in several types of cancer including esophageal, lung, mouth, pharynx, endometrial, pancreatic, prostrate, and colon.
(Reference: Wang K, et al. Investigation of Gallic Acid Induced Anticancer Effect in Human Breast Carcinoma MCF-7 Cells. J Biochem Mol Toxicol. 2014 May 27.)
This bright red beauty is full of a diversity of vitamins and phytonutrients that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Its impressive list of vitamins includes C, K, E, manganese, copper, magnesium, pantothenic acid, omega-3-fats, folate, and potassium.
According to the Mateljan Foundation, “In animal studies involving breast, cervical, colon, espophageal, and prostate cancers, raspberry phytonutrients have been shown to play an important role in lowering oxidative stress, reducing inflammation, and thereby altering the development of reproduction of cancer cells….Phytonutrients in raspberries may also be able to change the signals that are sent to potential or existing cancer cells. In the case of existing cancer cells, phytonutrients like ellagitannins in raspberries may be able to decrease cancer cell numbers by sending signals that encourage the cancer cells to being a cycle of programmed cell death (apoptosis). In the case of potentially but not yet cancerous cells, phytonutrients in raspberries may be able to trigger signals that encourage the non-cancerous cells to remain non cancerous.”
Strawberries are also full of Vitamin C, B, K, manganese, omega 3 fatty acids, magnesium, and copper. A Cornell University study reported that strawberries halted the spread of HepG(2) liver cancer cells, and that isothiocyanate inhibited espophageal cancer.
(Reference: Meyers KJ, Watkins CB, Pritts MP, Liu RH. Antioxidant and antiproliferative activities of strawberries. J Agric Food Chem. 2003 Nov 5;51(23):6887-92.)
These powerful berries are full of cancer-fighting elements such as vitamin C, E and ellagic acid. An Ohio State University study reported blackberries helped halt tumor formation in the mouth and the spread of cells in colon cancer. The pectin in blackberries has also been known to lower cholesterol.
Lemons and Limes
Both of these yellow and green little gems are contain vital sources of vitamin C, B6, potassium, folate, flavonoids, and a phtyochemical called limonene. Though acidic in taste, both lemons and limes are alkalizing agents when consumed. Cancer proliferates in highly acidic conditions, so all steps we take to increase our body’s alkaline state helps create an environment hostile to cancer. Keep your body hydrated by drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day squirted with fresh, organic lemon or lime juice.
Whether pink, yellow or white, grapefruits are a delicious fruit full of beneficial nutrients such as vitamins C and A. Though sweet in taste, grapefruits have a low glycemic index meaning that they do not significantly impact blood sugar or insulin levels. Among its many positive health benefits for the heart, blood pressure, digestion, and weight loss, grapefruit can help combat cancer thanks to its vitamin C and other antioxidants, including lycopene and beta-carotene. It is also one of the most hydrating fruits made up of 91% water.
This juicy and versatile food isn’t just tasty and beautiful to look at. Several studies correlate the consumption of tomato products rich in lycopene and beta carotene with the reduction of prostate cancer. The American Cancer Society also reports tomato-rich diets lower the risks of lung and stomach carcinomas.
This superfood contains 20 different vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, E, K, B5 and B6, niacin, and more potassium than bananas!
- Avocados can help restore friendly gut bacteria which is essential to good health.
- They help reduce sugar blood spikes.
- Numerous studies also show that they lower cholesterol, trigycerides and inflammation.
- They are full of healthy fats called mono and polyunsaturated fats. These contribute to the health of your heart, brain, skin, digestion, and immune system. Though “low fat” manufactured foods may sound healthier, they’ve typically had the fat content replaced with sugar. Beware!
- Avocados are actually a low-carb friendly food with 7 of their 9 grams of carbohydrates per half serving being healthy, soluble fiber.
These nine foods formed part of my husband’s daily regime to combat an aggressive form of bladder cancer that conventional doctors declared was impossible to cure. Together with other natural, alternative treatments, he was completely healed in less than a year and continues to live healthy and whole to this day. You can read about all our therapies and treatments in our story Healedhealthyandwhole.com.
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