Recent a study has found that there are seven types of foods and drink that can stop the cancer and tumor growth and help the body in killing the cancer cells. These 7 foods and drinks have powerful anti-carcinogenic properties. These foods and drinks include: red wine, blueberries, curry, tomatoes, green tea and black chocolate. Many scientists and medical experts have stated that these foods are even more effective than the conventional chemotherapy treatment.
What caused their hidden power?
The food that we are talking about can actually stop the blood supply to the tumor cells, property which is known anti-angiogenesis. Well, this type of process involves the creation of new blood vessels in the human body. This, angiogenesis, process is enhanced in some periods of our lives, especially in newborns. At adults, this process activates in case of wound when tissues and capillaries need to be regenerated and refreshed. The angiogenesis process is usually regulated by activator and inhibitor molecules, and usually inhibitors predominate.
So, when there are carcinogenic cells in the human body, they stimulate the activators to increase the vascular growth. This results in the production of new blood vessels. The cancer cells release their activators of angiogenesis. These are the molecules that “trick” the human body and stimulate the growth of new blood vessels that supply the tumor to nutrients and oxygen.
So, here is the big problem: how to help themselves as prevention against cancer? We could regulate angiogenesis by selecting from food, thus we do not allow their microscopic tumors in phase to grow and spread.
Foods that stop angiogenesis:
A recent study, conducted by researchers at the Harvard University, has found that people who consumed tomato juice more than 5 times a month have significantly reduced their risk of prostate cancer by almost 50%. Tomatoes are loaded with the compound lycopene, which has strong anti-angiogenic properties. Lycopene is a fat-soluble compound and this is why it requires proper absorption through the digestive tract. Unlike vitamin C, lycopene level increases when tomatoes are cooked at high temperatures.
The curry dishes include another useful substance – turmeric, which is great for melting fat and our overall health.
Grape is loaded with resveratrol. This natural compound has powerful anti-oxidant properties and it can reduce the risk of cancer. Some medical studies have found that this powerful compound can inhibit cancer growth, kill bacteria, viruses and fungi, increases lifespan in animals, improves the energy production of human cells, it eliminates the dangerous and harmful free radicals, increases glucose tolerance to diabetes, improves heart function, improves physical and mental function and concentration, repairs the damaged DNA. It also prevents the cell damage caused by nuclear radiation. 225 ml of red wine contains about 640 mcg of resveratrol and the recommended dosage of resveratrol supplement is 200-600 daily.
The drinks that can replace chemotherapy are – coffee and green tea!
The specific dark color of blueberries and raspberries is due to phytochemicals which are proven to protect against many types of cancer. Blueberries are also able to reduce the oxidative stress and stop angiogenesis. They are also very useful in protecting and fighting against ovarian cancer.
We really hope you will consume these foods on daily basis and you will protect yourselves from this terrible disease! You can even eat something sweet- dark chocolate which improves cardiovascular health, mood and is effective against bad cells.