10 Foods That Fight Cancer Cells

Turmeric, Sea Vegetables like Nore, Hijaiki, Wakame, Arame and Kombu. Resveratrol, Chorella and Spirulina, Green Tea, Cruciferous Vegetables like Arugula, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale and turnips, Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Garlic and Hemp Seed oil all contain unique compounds that can kill cancer cell growth at basic levels, without any side effects.

Best Cancer Fighting Foods

Cancer cells can be defeated by our body but requires some degree of immunity to do so. Recent research has revealed a compound called TIC10, which triggers a protein, this protein called TRAIL  (tumour-necrosis-factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand) suppresses tumor development and prevents it from spreading. Here is a list of 10 foods that fight cancer cell build up.

1. Turmeric

Rich in curcumin, which is a very powerful antioxidant. It work well as an anti-oxidant and even suppresses inflammation.

2. Sea Vegetables

Nore, Hijaiki, Wakame, Arame and Kombu are several sea vegetables that are rich in magnesium, calcium and iodine. It’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds can be effective in lowering colon cancer risk.

3. Resveratrol

It is a phenolic compound that contributes to the antioxidant property of grapes. It is an antimutagen that inhibits cyclooxygenase-2 (CoX-2) which has shown to reduce cancerous growth.

4. Chorella and Spirulina

South Korean research indicates that carotenoids from chorella are effective in preventing cancer. Spirulina, is rich in Vitamin B, E and K and has significant immunity boosting properties.

5. Green Tea

It contains epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG), a catechin that blocks tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF).

6. Cruciferous Vegetables

Arugula, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale and turnips are rich in Vitamin C, E, K, and folate. These can prevent DNA damage and induce cell death in carcinogens.

7. Tomatoes

Is a rich source of carotenoids, particularly lycopene. Raw tomato juice consumed for a month has proven to reduce 30% of TNF production.

8. Mushrooms

Contains compounds such as schizophyllan, active hexose correlated compound (AHCC), maitake D-fraction and Coriolus versicolor that together prevent any mutagen or radiation induced activity.

9. Garlic

Contains allicin, which is a powerful antioxidant. Fresh garlic is the best bet as other processed variants like the oil and powder contain fractured amounts of allicin.

10. Hemp Oil

Promotes melatonin supply and full body healing. It is also a rich source of omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 acids.

On the Hill

Today was a memorable day for me here in Washington DC as I took to Capitol Hill to lobby for more cancer research funding. It was a beautiful day, a warm 85 degrees, an aggressive wind, and clear blue skies–a beautiful backdrop for the survivors and advocates fighting for survival and congressional consistency.

 

I met with 3 CT congressional staff and while the survivors told their story and shared the numbers, I sat with the grilling eyes letting them know we mean business. Lobbying for cancer research is harder than you might think, because while everyone is against cancer, it’s a tough economical time for the country and congress has to make tough decisions with a limited budget. The representatives are also exhausted after the healthcare overhaul so any more work seams daunting.
But it was our job to have our voice heard and let Congress know that fighting cancer is still a big concern all across the country and many of these survivors don’t have the luxury of using lack of finances or exhaustion as reasons to ignore the disease… and that was our message.
The whole lobbying experience felt really patriotic–whether it was visiting the offices and getting our voices heard or just walking around the capitol, it felt really good. I can say though, that many of the house and senate offices aren’t as regal as you’d expect them to be: gray carpet and crammed staffer desks like any office building.
I hope you all have a wonderful night and a fantastic Friday! It’s been a long week and it feels good to call it close to over!
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