Thursday, December 10, 2009

Health and Food:

Recently I read some important foods that help us prevent cancers. This is not my information and it is a nutshell of what I read from MSN.

Blueberries, acai berries, raspberries and cranberries: Lot of berries which are rich in color helps prevents us in cancer.
Green tea: prevents breast cancer and other cancers. (2 cups a day)
Garlic: can add crushed, fresh garlic to your meals whenever possible. Nice information is waiting for 15 minutes between peeling and chopping the garlic to get full effects of active compounds. (Interesting)
Broccoli and cabbage: eating four times a week prevents prostate cancer. Try to eat cabbage, Brussels sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables. Cruciferous vegetables are high in Vitamin C and soluble fiber. They also contain multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties. Examples of Cruciferous vegetables are horseradish, cauliflower, turnip, mustard seeds, radish
Onions and leeks: This belong to the allium vegetables. Allium is derived from the Greek word for garlic. Shallots, leeks and chives are also member of the allium family.
Tomatoes: contains lycopene. Lycopene is a carotenoid without provitamin –A activity. It is red, fat-soluble pigment. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant, helps neutralize harmful free radicals. Lycopenes may also be heart-protective.
Resveratrol: Red wine has this antioxidant which possesses powerful anti-cancer activity. (Drink responsibly)
Soy: Genistein, which is a phytoestrogen protects against hormone-dependent cancers. It also has several proteins. Consume about 50 grams per day such as raw fresh soybeans, dry roasted soybeans or tofu. Genistein is one of several known isoflavones.
Turmeric: contains curcumin which has lot of anti-cancer effects. Just add a teaspoon. Don’t take too much of curcumin due to its side effect.
Watercress and spinach: contains chlorophyllin that protect against bladder cancer, reduce the risk of liver cancer.

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