Kale – An Anti-Cancer Food

Kale is high in folate, which is vital in preventing blood vessel and DNA damage. It is a member of the cabbage family, so it also includes a number of the anti-cancer properties of broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and brussels sprouts. In addition to the folate, it is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, … Read more

Ginger Root And The Prevention Of Cancer

Ginger has long been known to possess a number of therapeutic properties. It is being used in remedies for coughs, colds, sore throats, bronchitis, and even to reduce nausea. However, a recent study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, indicated that it also could be used as … Read more

Can Figs Prevent Cancer?

Figs have the greatest amount of fibre, in comparison with any other fresh or dried fruit, which makes them excellent for your digestive system. They also contain digestive enzymes that promote regular bowel movement. This helps to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Figs also contain a number of antioxidants, which help to protect your … Read more

Can Lemons Help With Cancer Prevention?

Lemons contain folate, vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium and a compound that has demonstrated anti-cancer properties called limonene. All citrus fruit are high in flavonoids, which are highly potent antioxidants. In laboratory studies, citrus limonoids have been shown to exert an anti-proliferation effect on cancers of the colon, lung, breast, stomach, mouth, liver, skin and … Read more

Angelina Jolie Reveals Double Mastectomy

(Image source: Flickr / Chris_Natt )   BY LAUREN ZIMA   Angelina Jolie revealed she had a double mastectomy in a powerful op-ed piece for The New York Times. The actress tells of discovering she carries the gene BRCA1 — that doctors told her she was at an 87 percent risk of developing breast cancer, and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer. She decided to have her breast tissue removed. “…the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy. But it is one I am very happy that I made. … I can tell my children that they […]

Preventing Cancer With Raspberries

There are actually a wide variety of different raspberries, but many people are more familiar with the red variety, than the less common black raspberries found in North America. Black raspberries can easily be confused with blackberries, but they are different. Blackberries are more shiny, and when you pick the fruit from the stem, black … Read more

Cauliflower And The Prevention Of Cancer

As you will have seen in the cabbage section, compounds within cauliflower stimulate the production of I3C, which suppresses the protein that triggers excessive cell reproduction that is common to many types of cancer. Like broccoli, cauliflower also contains indoles, including sulphuraphane, an isothiocyanate that seems to inhibit breast tumours. Cauliflower also contains glucosinolates, which … Read more

Cheese And Your Cancer Risk

Whilst there are some question marks surrounding dairy products in relation to cancer, several notable studies have been published indicating the extraordinary benefits of vitamin K2 which is found in high concentrations in fermented or mature cheeses. Blue cheeses, feta cheese, or aged hard cheeses such as mature cheddar are all high in vitamin K2, … Read more

The Anti-Cancer Properties of Apricots

Apricots are an excellent source of vitamin A and beta-carotene, along with vitamin C, fibre, quercetin and lycopene which all exhibit cancer-fighting properties. In a dried form, they make excellent healthy snacks. The American Cancer Society states that apricots and other foods that are rich in carotenes have the potential to lower the risk of … Read more

Cancer Prevention With Beetroot or Beets

Beetroot contains a whole range of active ingredients that can help to fight cancer. Firstly, the red pigment (betacyanin) found in beetroot has some anticarcinogenic properties, but not only that, beets also have the property of being able to increase the cellular intake of oxygen by as much as 400%. This is great news, because … Read more

Bananas And Cancer Prevention

Bananas are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, and fibre. Green bananas are also a source of resistant starch, which is digested more slowly and does not cause blood sugar to surge. It is believed that resistant starch could reduce the risk of a number of different types of cancer, including colon cancer. … Read more

How Asparagus Could Help Prevent Cancer

Asparagus is a great source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, and thiamine. It also contains rutin, which is a flavonoid that is thought to possess anti-inflammatory properties. It strengthens blood vessels and can protect against oxidative tissue damage. Asparagus is also high in glutathione, which is an antioxidant that helps protect against free radicals. Glutathione … Read more

Could Blueberries Help Prevent Cancer?

High in antioxidants, blueberries are excellent for detoxifying the body and providing protection against free radicals caused by stress, smoking, poor diet and a range of other factors. Free radicals are implicated in heart disease, cancer and a range of other conditions.  Studies also suggest that the dark pigments contained within blueberries, known as anthocyanins, … Read more

Beans And The Prevention Of Cancer

Beans and other pulses, are digested slowly by the body to give a sustained release of energy. This helps to moderate blood sugar levels which is a good way of slowing the ageing process. Much of the way our tissues age is due to glycation from the excess blood sugar we get from high carbohydrate … Read more

Do Brazil Nuts Prevent Cancer?

Brazil nuts have been found to be more protective against cancer than pure selenium selenite. They contain an abundance of selenium, which is a mineral that has mood boosting properties, which can include relieving fatigue, anxiety and depression. They also contain ellagic acid, a compound that blocks enzymes that are necessary for the growth of … Read more