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Foods That Fight Cancer...

Updated on November 9, 2015

My anti-cancer grocery list

sample grocery list with cancer fighting foods
sample grocery list with cancer fighting foods

I am sure you know someone who has this disease

Cancer is one of those diseases- you hear about it and you say to yourself, I know someone who has cancer. Back in 1994 I had a very good friend at work that had had breast cancer. We had become great friends every summer that I worked during my University breaks. When i went back to next year, she had passed. That was the first time the Big C had affected me on a personal level.

It actually seems that it has even become more common nowadays. The good thing is that we have a lot more access to information about preventing this disease and how to fight it. I know of a few people that have taken preventative measures and successfully warded of a lot off problems simply with their diets.

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What foods can you eat to prevent cancer...or least do the best you can

Recently one my family members was diagnosed with breast cancer. It really scared me because this affected my family personally.

So we started doing research as a family to see what foods could we be eating everyday to avoid this disease. We asked ourselves, what foods can we be eating everyday to prevent this diagnosis. Life is too short, and there still so much living to do.

Some great cancer fighting foods:

  1. Foods rich in Omega 3's - like salmon and flax
  2. Foods high in anti-oxidants - like blueberries
  3. Fermented foods - like yogurt and cottage cheese

A Yogurt Parfait with Lots of Cancer Fighting Foods

yogurt, ground up flax seeds and walnuts, blueberries
yogurt, ground up flax seeds and walnuts, blueberries

I already Do Many of the Right Things

Check out my Breakfast this Morning....

So this morning I made myself and my husband a yougurt parfait.

Basically I mixed in a bowl the following fruits:
3 Strawberries,
1/2 cup of blueberries
1/2 cup of fresh pineapple

On top of that I added 1 cup of organic whole yougurt.

On top of that I added 1 tablespoon of ground up flax seed and some walnuts....

Eat Anti- Inflammatory Foods and those High in Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Anti-Inflammatory Foods and rich in omega 3's:

  • turmeric
  • wild salmon
  • berries
  • garlic
  • green tea
  • sardines

Eat Fermented Foods

A few years back, my father in law mentioned KEFIR. Kefir, we laughed at him, what the heck is that? Well its in the group of foods that also fights cancer: fermented foods. These foods allow for friendly bacteria into our intestines, and provide normal immune function.

Fermented foods:

  • yogurt
  • kefir
  • pickled vegetables
  • kimchi

Just last night we had reuben sandwiches, filled with sauer kraut. Sauerkraut also counts as a fermented food.

By the way, kefir is just yogurt, but it has a more liquid texture, and you can drink it. Its now in our refrigerator.

Eat Mushrooms

This is something that was first used in the Chinese and Japanese culture. Mushrooms have been food to have a number of medicinal properties. Especially Shitake and Portabella.

They also have something called CLA aka Conjugated Linoleic Acid- which allows these foods to have anti-tumor properties

Eat BlueBerries

Blueberries have been know for their high level of anti-oxidants. It contains what they call phytonutrients which have been a know enemy to cancer for some time. Blueberries have been tauted as a food that not only fights cancer but is responsible for aiding healing of other diseases as well.

These dark colored berries work to protect our DNA. They are also anti- inflammatory in nature.

Why the Color of Food Matters When You Choose Your Cancer Fighting Foods

It's Even in the News....

Recently two major things in the news also prompted me to take some action. First, celebrity Angelina Jolie recently had a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer. Second, Gwenyth Paltrow talked about how 10 years ago she started changing her diet when her father was diagnosed with cancer. What a smart woman I thought! There is no reason to be "feeding" a cancer- eat foods that fight it and have anti cancer properties.

On the same token, keep in mind that there are things to leave out of your diet too!

Stay away from:

  1. Sugars- sugar actually feeds cancer.
  2. Fried foods - these are what you often get when you go out; who knows what they're frying stuff in. Typically it's a cheaper, less healthy oil.
  3. Processed foods - in other words, junk food! These might be fried, contain lots of sugar, and are even covered with sugar.

Dr. Gill is a Chiropractor in Glastonbury, Connecticut. She helps her patients regularly with neck pain, back pain, headaches and sciatica. She also helps her patients choose the best foods possible to live as healthy as possible. She regularly contributes articles to the Neck Pain Support Blog.

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