A Cancer Fighting Diet

According to Dr. Richard Besser, whether or not one is fighting cancer, a balanced diet is important for all of us.

Mediterranean diet
Mediterranean diet

Dr. Besser recommends the Mediterranean diet, which is rich in vegetables, fruits, lean proteins and whole grains.

For fighting against colon cancer, roughage is key — whole grains are always better for you than processed foods!

While a diet that is high in sugar isn’t good for you for many reasons, Dr. Besser isn’t convinced that this specifically causes cancer.

He said that one should stick to a diet that promotes health.

In addition, he said that even making small changes like cutting back on fatty foods can make a difference.

That said, one may want to pay attention to some of the following food substances, which hold promise as cancer-fighting agents:

1. Folate-Rich Foods

This B-complex vitamin can be found in many ‘good for you’ foods. Plus, manufacturers of cereals, pastas, and breads often fortify their products with folate.

2. Vitamin D

This fat-soluble vitamin helps absorb calcium to build strong teeth and bones and may also build protection against cancer. Good sources of Vitamin D are cod, shrimp, and Chinook salmon, eggs as well as sunshine.

3. Tea

If you enjoy sipping tea, you’ll be happy to know that tea holds promise against some forms of cancer.

4. Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables — include kale, turnip greens, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts — can help you ward off cancer.

5. Curcumin

By sprinkling curcumin into your favorite dishes, you could be adding much more than a little zest to your meal — you could add years to your life.

6. Ginger

This popular spice, long used to quell nausea, may soon be used to fight cancer, too.

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