Thursday, 24 March 2011

Top Ten Cancer preventing Foods

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Try something new!!

There are many incredible foods out there that can do wonderful things for our bodies. They can aid digestion, prevent cancer and help us get more excited in the bedroom. 

Nutrition is emerging  as the most important way to prevent breast cancer.  Plants are a great start. They have less fat, more fibre and more cancer- fighting nutrients so start looking in the direction of your garden.

  • Boost your antioxidants. Antioxidants are powerful vitamins that protect against cancer and help the cells in your body function optimally. Fruits and vegetables are the best sources of antioxidants such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, and selenium.
  • Eat a wide range of brightly colored fruits and vegetables. Colorful fruits and vegetables are rich in phytochemicals, a potent disease–fighting and immune–boosting nutrient. The greater the variety of colors that you include, the more you will benefit, since different colors are rich in different phytochemicals.
  • Flavor with immune-boosting spices and foods. Garlic, ginger, and curry powder not only add flavor, but they add a cancer-fighting punch of valuable nutrients. Other good choices include turmeric, basil, rosemary, and coriander. Use them in soups, salads, casseroles, or any other dish.
  • Drink plenty of water. Water is essentially to all bodily processes. It stimulates the immune system, removes waste and toxins, and transports nutrients to all of your organs. 
So, starting now, think about ADDING great foods to your regime.  We are so consumed with What NOT to eat that we forget we should really be thinking about what we CAN eat.  I challenge you to do some research, and choose 1 food this week that has some helping property that you will include in your diet.  

Berries - full of antioxidants
Top ten anti oxidant foods:

1. Berries
2. Broccoli
3. Tomato
4. Red Grapes
5. Garlic
6. Spinach
7. Tea
8. Carrots
9. Soy
10. Whole Граинс