We love PINK ! Especially because supporting PINK means we are working towards creating awareness for Breast Cancer and are working towards educating our community on prevention methods. Team Chenab loves good food and we are constantly working towards spreading and sharing our love with everybody . So what better way to combine our 2 loves together and try to benefit millions of our readers and customers !
We compiled a simple list of Cancer Fighting Foods that are scientifically proven to prevent Cancer !
Brocolli : All cruciferous vegetable like cauliflower, cabbage & kale contain cancer-fighting properties, but broccoli is the only one with a sizable amount of sulforaphane, a particularly potent compound that boosts the body’s protective enzymes and flushes out cancer-causing chemicals. According to some scientifc studies sulforaphane also targets cancer stem cells—those that aid in tumor growth.
The more broccoli, the better, research suggests—so add it wherever you can, from salads to omelets to the top of your pizza. Stay tuned for some yummy Broccoli recipes coming up on the blog ! Eating Broccoli helps fight the following types of Cancer : liver , lung , prostate ,breast , skin, stomach, and bladder
Tomatoes: Known to be the best dietary source of lycopene. Lycopene is a carotenoid that gives tomatoes their red hue, that is known to prevent endometrial cancer cell growth. Tomatoes are best had cooked like in Pasta Sauce as the heating process enables our body to absorb lycopene better. Lycopene helps fight endometrial, lung, prostate, and stomach cancers .
Mushrooms: Shiitake, maitake, reishi, appear to help the body fight cancer and build the immune system. These mushrooms contain polysaccharides, especially Lentinan, powerful compounds that help in building immunity. They are a source of Beta Glucan. They also have a protein called lectin, which attacks cancerous cells and prevents them from multiplying. They also contain Thioproline.
These mushrooms can stimulate the production of interferon in the body
Seaweed and other sea vegetables contain beta-carotene, protein, vitamin B12, fiber, and chlorophyll, as well as chlorophylones–important fatty acids that may help in the fight against breast cancer.
Many sea vegetables also have high concentrations of the minerals potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and iodine.You can get your stock of seaweed at Chenab Impex – ask for their Clearspring Range of products.
Avocados are rich in glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that attacks free radicals in the body by blocking intestinal absorption of certain fats.
They also supply even more potassium than bananas and are a strong source of beta-carotene. Scientists believe that avocados may also be useful in treating viral hepatitis (a cause of liver cancer), as well as other sources of liver damage.
Papayas have vitamin C that works as an antioxidant and may also reduce absorption of cancer-causing nitrosamines from the soil or processed foods. Papaya contains folacin (also known as folic acid), which has been shown to minimize cervical dysplasia and certain cancers.
Flax contains lignans, which may have an antioxidant effect and block or suppress cancerous changes. Flax is also high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are thought to protect against colon cancer and heart disease.We powder Flax seeds and add the powder to the flour used to make Rotis at home . Easy and your family won’t even notice !
So go on ! Add these ingredients to your diet and we are sure they will help you stay fit and healthy!