Start Eating These Foods Now!
It’s time to start starving cancer.
According to many sources, the properties of these foods and drinks can stop the feeding of cancer cells and inhibit the development of tumours. Some scientists can sometimes be even more effective than chemo.
These foods have anti-angiogenesis properties (they simply stop the blood supply to the tumour cells). Angiogenenis is a normal process of creation of blood vessels in the body. During some periods of your life this process is enhanced. While it is normal in newborns, it is very rare for adults.. It is only active when you have a wound, and when tissues and capillaries need to be restored. This process is regulated by activators and inhibitor molecules. The inhibitors dominate, but then the activators of angiogenesis become necessary in order to stimulate the increased vascular cell growth for the formation of new blood vessels. In order to grow, they need tumour angiogenesis.
Fully established cancer cells release their activators of angiogenesis, molecules that treat the body and stimulate the growth of new blood vessels that supply the tumour with nutrients and oxygen. There are some modern drugs called inhibitors of angiogenesis. These drugs are exactly opposite to chemo. They are not attacking the cancer cells, and inhibit the growth of blood vessels in the tumour.
The point here is that you can help yourself and regulate angiogenesis by selecting your food. This way, you wont allow the microscopic tumours to grow and spread, essentially, you’d be starving the cancer.
According to a Harvard study, men who ate cooked tomato, or sauce more than 4 times a month had up to 50% reduction in the risk of prostate cancer. This is because the tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which is ant-angiogenic. It is very important for your body to consume this substance, because it dissolves in the fat, and most importantly, contrary to vitamin C, lycopene in the tomato increases when these foods are processed under high temp. or cooked with oil.
This is a food we’ve looked at before. Over 2000 studies have found that curcumin (the compound found in turmeric) combats cancer of the breast, prostate, liver, colon, lung, pancreas and more. The studies have also shown that curcumin stops cancer cells from dividing, and triggers cell death. It has the ability to kill cancer cells while leaving healthy cancer cells unharmed.
Pterostilbene, a compound found in blueberries has been linked to the prevention of colon cancer, due to its tumour suppressing abilities. The phytochemicals that give blueberries their dark colour protect against cancer by reducing the oxidative stress and stopping the angiogenesis.
Studies show that dark chocolate can help lower risk of lung, prostate, and skin cancer. According to Dr. David Servan-Schreiber in his book Anticancer, dark chocolate containing more than 70 percent cacao is loaded with potent antioxidant flavonols, polyphenols and proanthocyanidins, all of which help to slow the growth of cancer cells. The higher the percentage of cacao, the higher the content of these beneficial components.
You can also try dark chocolate covered espresso beans, as the espresso beans contain large amounts of antioxidants. Namely, flavenoids, which help to lower blood pressure, raise good cholesterol levels, and improve vascular system function.
All cruciferous veggies (cauliflower, cabbage, kale) contain cancer-fighting properties, but broccoli is the only one with a sizable amount of sulforaphane, a potent compound that boosts the body’s protective enzymes and flushes out cancer-causing chemicals, according to Jed Fahey, ScD. A recent University of Michigan study on mice found that sulforaphane also targets cancer stem cells—those that aid in tumor growth.
Their phytosterols have been shown to block estrogen receptors in breast cancer cells, possibly slowing the cells’ growth, says Elaine Hardman, PhD, associate professor at Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia.
A study conducted by Michigan State University found that black and navy beans significantly reduced colon cancer incidence in rats, in part because a diet rich in the legumes increased levels of the fatty acid butyrate, which in high concentrations has protective effects against cancer growth. Another study, in the journal Crop Science, found dried beans effective in preventing breast cancer in rats.