Cancer Fighting Vegetables, Green Tea and Garlic
First of all there are good things to eat and will satisfy our sweet tooth and keep us healthy. Don’t listen to the scare tactics the media like to provoke us by telling us how to think and what to do.
A good rule is to eat in moderation; try eating six times a day smaller meals, this will keep your sugar and carbohydrates in control. Breakfast, small mid-morning snack, lunch, mid-afternoon snack, dinner, and snack before bed.
Try eating smaller meals and snacks and eat more times a day.
Drink more water – no pop, very little caffeine, some juice and milk.
How do you determine how much water to drink? Take your weight, divide by two, change this to ounces and that’s how much water you should be drinking daily. We were encouraged to drink and eat to prevent damage to our kidneys, liver and other organs. Water is good for anti-aging and keeps your organs functioning properly. Works well for everyone not just cancer patients.
Seven Super Foods
There are good super foods but we are going to concentrate on seven, plus how much liquid you should be drinking to stay healthy.
I cover fruits in the article “Cancer Fighting Fruits”. On all the foods check out other sites to get more individual information.
Liquid - How Much To Drink a Day
To figure out just how much liquid you should be drinking each day is very easy, according to guidelines.
Take your weight divide by two, change this to ounces - that's how much you should be drinking each day.
For example: Say you weight 150 pounds, divided by two is 75 pounds, change this to ounces which would be 75 ounces. So, you should be drinking 75 ounces each day.
Did you know that not only milk and water but also Popsicles, ice cream, and most juices are also considered liquid?
Now add all the water, juice, milk, popsicles, ice cream it should amount to 75 ounces and you have made your quota of liquid for the day.
Once you get used to drinking your liquid quota for each day, you will soon be able to tell when you are actually thirsty versus hungry.
All the foods within this article are considered super foods because they do so much. Consider serving broccoli more often. Serving 1 – ½ cups 2 – 3 times a week
- Provides cholesterol-lowering benefits, steamed is better.
- Provides detoxification, eliminates unwanted contaminants.
- Helps with vitamin D, Vitamin K and A.
- Rich source of flavonoid called kaempferol, lessons allergy-related substances and inflammation.
- Have anti-inflammatory benefits.
- Excellent antioxidant benefits and enhances detoxification.
- Provides high levels of digestive fiber (soluble and insoluble).
- Provides in the support of the eye and skin, with Vitamin A, D and K.
- Gives cardiovascular support in preventing heart disease with Vitamin B6, B12 and folate.
- Helps prevent prostate, colon, breast, bladder and ovarian cancer.
- 24 different vitamins, including zinc, phosphorus and phytonutrients. Lowers risk of diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers.
- One serving provides you with 150% of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C. Helps shorten the common cold.
- Helps prevent osteoarthritis.
- An enzyme has anticancer properties, steam lightly.
- Improved kidney function and lowers blood pressure.
- Helps slow down aging, because of the sulforaphane.
- Eating broccoli helps with cell damage, to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
- May help prevent thickening of your arteries.
Promotes good bone health.
It’s good for diets because of the good carbohydrates and high in fiber, aids in digestion, constipation and helps with overeating.
The mighty tomato and thought to be a 'love apple' is an excellent example of what a super food can do for you - take a look.
1 cup tomatoes, 22 - 32 calories and provide a good share of vitamins you need per day.
In Italy referred to as ‘pomodoro’ or golden apple. French sometimes refer to it as pomme de’amour meaning ‘love apple’. Considered a fruit, although they don’t have the sweetness fruits have. Tomatoes are a member of the nightshade family and at one time thought to be poisonous.
- Outstanding antioxidant content and related to bone health.
- Excellent course of Vitamin C, biotin, molybdenum, and vitamin K.
- They have very good Vitamin A, copper, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin B6, folate, niacin, vitamin E and phosphorus.
- Helps with decreasing LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
- Lowers risk of heart problems and disease, good fiber source.
- Tomatoes have 22 vitamins and over 80 nutrients.
- Helps improve our blood fat levels.
- Provides cancer protection benefits.
- Helps lower risk of prostate, lung, breast and pancreatic cancer.
- Reduced risk of some neurological diseases including Alzheimer’s disease.
- They help to improve arthritis symptoms.
How about this: 'Green Tea' - a very good drink that you will find satisfying, tasty and quenching your thirst and super good for you.
Green tea has been used as a medicine for thousands of years in Asia.
Because of the way it is processed green tea retains antioxidants and poly-phenols that give its many benefits.
With a minimum of two cups a day (the more cups the better the advantage).
If you are sensitive to caffeine add iron and folic acid added to your diet. Folic acid tells your body to make more red blood cells, a great help in cancer fighting. People without a spleen should be taking folic acid, according to my oncologist.
- It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients.
- Lowers risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s because of the catechin compounds.
- Loaded with polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins which function as antioxidants.
- Reduces the formation of free radicals in the body.
- Brain Functions -green tea does have caffeine, which blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitted called Adenosine, which increases the firing of neurons and concentration.
- Contains amino acid L-theanine, which has anti-anxiety affects and increases dopamine and the production of alpha waves in the brain.
- The combination of L-theanine and caffeine helps improve brain function and protects brain in old age.
- You will have more energy and be more productive.
- Increases fat burning and boost the metabolic rate.
- Breast cancer, prostate cancer and colorectal cancer are lowered.
- Dental health in improved by destroying bacteria and reduces bad breath.
- Can kill bacteria and inhibit viruses like the flu, lowers risk of infections.
- Inhibits growth of streptococcus mutans.
- Type II diabetes is lowered, regulates glucose levels.
- Heart disease is lowered by reducing LDL cholesterol and improves the ratio of good cholesterol.
- Blood pressure is lowered with regular consumption of green tea.
- Weight Lose -Boosts metabolic rate in the short term and you lose weight.
- May help you live longer, lowers cardiovascular disease and cancer.
- Esophageal Cancer is reduced.
- Depression is less because of the theanine an amino acid, gives a relaxing and tranquilizing affect.
- Helps with wrinkles and signs of aging, because of the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities.
- Helps speed up soft tissue healing.
Drinking 1 or more cups or green tea improves your health?
Why is this Green Tea important?
Green Tea contains antioxidants that counter free radicals, which can damage cells.
Antioxidants may reduce or help prevent some of this damage.
Take a look at this tasty vegetable is surprising in all the benefits you get from eating only 1 cup!
Ranks high in beta-carotene content. 1 cup = 50 calories. Benefits both raw and cooked. Steamed carrots rate higher in beta-carotene.
- Provides over 17 vitamins and minerals.
- Protects our cardiovascular system from antioxidant damage.
- Eat carrots for a healthy vision.
- Lowers rates of glaucoma.
- Rick in digestive tract fiber, antioxidant nutrients to lower colon cancer.
- Very good source of biotin, vitamin K, B6, C, fiber, molybdenum, potassium.
- Helps slow down aging, high level of beta-carotene acts as an antioxidant to cell damage.
- Promotes healthier skin, vitamin A prevents premature wrinkling.
- Helps prevent infection.
- Helps prevent heart disease.
- Cleanses the body by flushing out toxins and reduces bile and fat in the liver.
- Protects teeth and gums by eating raw carrots, cleans plaque and food particles off your teeth.
- Helps prevent stroke, if you eat more than six carrots a week.
- Aids in soft tissue healing.
Do not eat or drink extremely large amounts of this vegetable (carrots) - you have the possibility of turning the color orange!
And you thought spinach leaves was only for salads. How about adding this green vegetable to your diet only once a week?
Green leave are rich in vitamin C. Spinach is at the top for nutrient richness especially in vitamin K, the blood clotting vitamin. 1 cup = 27 calories.
- The glycoglycerolipids help protect the lining of the digestive tract from damage.
- Protects against the occurrence of prostate cancer.
- Has 23 different vitamins and very rich in vitamin K and A.
- Helps guard against oxidative stress-related, cardiovascular problems, bone and cancers. No wonder ‘Popeye’ ate this green leaf!
- Big anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agents with the flavonoids in this leafy green.
- Important in helping with bones health.
- Dark greens are important for skin, hair loss and bone health, vitamin A, C and iron.
- Helps in lowering blood pressure and helps with soft tissue healing.
- Lowers risk of developing asthma.
- Good source of dietary potassium – 839 mg per cooked cup. A banana has 539mg of potassium.
- Has a good source of calcium, but our body can only absorb about 5% of this, milk is better for calcium.
- Good source of magnesium, necessary for energy metabolism, muscles and nerve function.
- Magnesium helps heart rhythm, immune system and lowers blood pressure.
- If you take medications such as, antibiotics and diuretics, which can cause magnesium deficiency, you should consume more leafy greens.
- Helps with diabetes.
- Blocks carcinogenic effects of heterocyclic amines which causes cancer.
- Promotes regularity, helps prevent constipation and provides a healthy digestive tract.
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aicr.org (American Institute for Cancer Research)
The World’s Healthiest Foods
Dr. Axe (draxe.com)