Posted on Feb 26, 2009 | Comments 0
A slab of salted meat on a bun, a tall glass of beer, a cream puff, and a pack of Virginia slims might really take the edge off and help you fall asleep.
But what your body is really craving is a biogenic salad, green tea, pumpkin custard pie, and a tablespoon of olive oil.
These cancer-busting superheroes round up carcinogens and create a tumor-unfriendly environment within your body.
Great for dipping, terrible for free radicals. The avocado’s weapon glutathione can fight free radicals intent on sabotaging your body’s ability to absorb fats.
They also have an uncanny ability to destroy viral hepatitis, which is a source of liver cancer. Avocados are also great for adding flavor to otherwise bland dishes.
Broccoli has worked for the cancer-fighting department for quite some time. Broccoli uses indole-3-carbinol to lure cancer-causing estrogen into becoming a more productive form of estrogen. Broccoli also has experience fighting colon and rectal cancer with its phytochemical sulforaphane formula.
Carrots and Sweet Potatoes:
Carrots have possession of the coveted beta carotene, which is a super-weapon against all sorts of cancers like breast, bladder, lung, mouth, stomach, and prostate cancer. This makes carrots an excellent addition to the cancer-fighting team.
Chili peppers and jalapenos:
Chili peppers and jalapenos are spicy and deadly. Of course, they are only deadly for cancer-causing substances. Ironic, since jalapenos are difficult to stomach for some people.
Cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbage:
These fearsome four contain two fantastic antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. These antioxidants not only take out prostate cancer, but can also defeat various other troublesome free radicals.
Japanese researchers have discovered a super-weapon contained within figs. Benzaldehyde has the ability to shrink tumors. If a tumor is getting out of control, give figs a call.
Since no one believes in vampires anymore, garlic has sought a new career path as a cancer fighter. Garlic’s dialyl sultides can supercharge immune cells, causing them to fight cancer cells more effectively. Garlic can also take on cancer directly, by blocking carcinogens and slowing tumor growth.
Grapefruit serves as part of the cleanup crew after the cancer-fighting team has stormed through. Grapefruits do a great job cleaning up the mess left behind by carcinogens. Grapefruit can also fight the development of breast cancer.
Unlike the slacker green and purple grapes, red grapes use bioflavonoids, the most powerful cancer preventative in the business.
These grapes also know how to shut off the valve that releases cancer-causing enzymes. The best thing of all, these little warriors can block enzymes that cancer cells need in order to thrive.
Mushrooms may not be fruits or vegetables, but they’re committed to proving that they’re just as good. Mushrooms can round up multiplying cancer cells with their lasso called lectin. They can also strengthen the troops with polysaccharides, which strengthen the body’s immune system.
Nuts are crazy about cancer suppression. The brazil nut has the added superpower of selenium, which can fight prostate cancer.
Lemons and Oranges:
These two fruits team up to stimulate lymphocytes and enhance the flavor of drinks. Lymphocytes are cells that love to fight cancer.
Teas love to prevent cells from loving each other and making baby cells. Teas are pro-abstinence and anti-cell dividing superheroes.
Last, but definitely not least. Tomatoes heavily assault free radicals and repair cellular damage with their Vitamin C healing potions.
These cancer-fighting superheroes are ready to work for you. With clear and impressive resumes, you shouldn’t find it difficult to assemble a cancer-fighting team that will work for you.