Anticancer Foods

@jerryn (818)
United States
December 30, 2006 3:07pm CST
There are 7 Superfoods that have been proven to ward off cancer. Brazil Nuts, Broccoli, Flaxseed, Kumquats, Raspberries, Red Grapes and Tomatoes. This was found in the October 2006 issue of the Better Homes and Garden Magazine.
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@mayammb (1818)
• Australia
30 Dec 06
that's a good information and thanks for it. So eating all this helps to ward off cancer. I will start eating all this from today. Thanks buddy.
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@paidreader (5152)
• United States
23 Apr 07
LOL, hubby's getting tired of eating so much broccoli, but I did start making it more often once I found it provided so much good stuff for cancer prevention, especially the antioxidents. Hubbys not into eating many fruits, nuts or veggies, so I have to add some of these super foods where ever I can, lol. I found some very good information in a Readers Digest book, Foods that Harm, Foods that Heal. My interest at the time was to help find something my grandmother might actually eat while undergoing treatments for her stage 4 cancer. For cancer, they recommend eating plenty of citrus & other fruits and dark green or yellow vegetables for vitamins a & c, beta carotene, bioflavonoids, and other plants whose chemicals protect against cancer. They also recommend avoiding foods that may contain pesticide residue and environmental pollutants. :)
@jerryn (818)
• United States
25 Apr 07
Your hubby is sort of like my hubby when it comes to eating fruits and veggies. He loves cashews. Thanks for sharing the info about avoiding foods that may contain pesticide residue and environmental pollutants. How is your grandmother? Did you find any foods that were helpful to her while she was getting her treatments?
• United States
25 Apr 07
LOL, he does like roasted cashews. Maybe I'll get some of those for his lunches. :) Unfortunately for my grandmother I haven't. The oral chemo she's on now just makes everything taste "off" somehow. She still loves her salads but they aren't helping her gain any of the weight back. Broccoli would have probably helped but it's also a negative calorie food so the more she would eat, the more she would lose, thus defeating the purpose. :( I have jokingly suggested making ice cream shakes with the ensure that her doctor has recommended. She thinks it's too sweet and doesn't like it by itself too much. We even tried boost, which she did like a little better, but still no luck yet.
@jerryn (818)
• United States
29 Apr 07
Last year when I was undergoing chemo, I remember how nothing tasted like it should. I ate a lot of those jello cups, yogart,oatmeal and fresh fruit. I always wanted something cold like popsicles or ice cream. Everybody is different. I got to the point where I just ate because it looked good. I hope your grandmother is nearly done with her chemo so her taste for food gets back to normal.
@villageanne (8579)
• United States
29 Apr 07
I thought blueberries were on that list. I love blueberries and I eat them for their cancer fighting ability. I guess we never really now what will work for each of us individually though. We try to eat healthy and have learned that natural foods are the best way to go. It seems that Doctors and Scientist alike are finally agreeing that Heavenly Father knew what he was doing when he made veggies and fruit.
@jerryn (818)
• United States
29 Apr 07
You're right, blueberries are an anti-cancer food. I was just posting the 7 foods mentioned in Better Homes & Garden. Since I've had my bout with cancer, I've taken eating healthy very seriouslly.
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• United States
29 Apr 07
Yes, I totally understand. We have takenn to eating heathier too.