Superfood is an important type of food that protects the body from free radicals and cancer cells. They are good friends for your body because they fortify the body from enemies who want to damage especially cancer cells. Superfood also cleanses the body of toxins, says Paul Reilly, a naturopath from the Salish cancer center.
In addition to relying on superfoods, we are also advised to avoid cancer causing foods. If this combination is done well, the body will be safe and free from harmful substances, especially from cancer cells.
Paul, as a naturopath, works alongside medical oncologists at the Salish cancer center. This is a cancer health center that combines medical treatment and cancer therapy.
Some super foods that can prevent cancer are as follows:
- Various types of vegetables
Vegetables are healthy foods that are rich in antioxidants and fiber which are useful to protect the body from damage caused by free radicals or unstable molecules. One of the dangers of free radicals is triggering cancer. In addition to these substances, some vegetables also contain a low glycemic index that does not cause an increase in blood sugar. Low GI foods do not cause a rapid rise in sugar but gradually. Unlike foods like French fries, this is a high GI food that causes a rapid rise in sugar and this is dangerous for health, especially those who suffer from blood sugar.
In addition, low-glycemic index foods can help prevent diseases such as type 2 diabetes and lose weight. The best vegetables to eat are beets, spinach, tomatoes, carrots, or vegetables such as broccoli, sprouts, and cauliflower.
- Shallots and garlic
Both of these herbs contain bioflavonoids or plant pigments, this substance is useful to turn cancer cells into normal cells again. The substances that attack and fight cancer in onions are allicin, S-allyl cysteine, antioxidants, and selenium which are also present in garlic and onion.
- Foods high in protein
These foods include salmon, turkey, eggs, chicken and lean beef. These foods are classified as healthy foods that are useful for fighting cancer cells. Why? because this helps build immunity and immune cells are built from a number of proteins. So, sufficient protein is important to keep the body healthy and avoid dangerous diseases such as cancer.
- Vegetarian protein
This protein sources can be found in soybeans, peas, lentils, nuts, seeds, and beans.
- Whole Grains
Among the whole grains that you must consume are brown rice, oats, millet, barley, and rye. They are fiber-rich foods that are very good at managing the intestines and digestive system. In addition, thanks to these foods, good bacteria in the intestine can be converted into nutrients called “butyrates”, these nutrients are very effective against cancer cells and are known as harmful toxins for cancer cells.
- Berries Fruits
Berries are a fruit family that is high in antioxidant and anti-cancer content. The berries in question are boysenberries, raspberries, dark cherries, strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries. Besides containing anticancer, the fruit is also rich in ellagic acid. The use of ellagic acid is to make cancer cells kill themselves.
- Green tea
Green tea is a cancer killer of this type of drink. This tea acts as a sharp weapon against an enemy. It is proven that green tea can prevent and reverse cancer cells back to normal.
- Clean Water
Green tea and clean water are not food, but we include in the list of cancer-killing foods because they are able to dilute toxins and impurities in the body, stabilize pH levels, and smooth the flow of nutrients in the body’s cells.
- Healthy Fats
Fat is the most important part of the body because each cell uses a glue layer to protect itself and function properly. However, some fat is not only useful as a layer, it also functions as a compound that fights cancer cells. The amount of healthy fat is fish oil, olive oil, and flax oil.