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5 Foods That Prevent Cancer

The human body has an amazing ability to heal, given it has the right nutrients to maintain a healthy immune system. When the body is working as it should, it has the ability to combat all kinds of conditions and diseases. Once compromised by a diet of processed-food, chemicals, sugar, toxins and not enough fresh fruits and vegetables it becomes more and more difficult for your body to heal naturally.

Cancer-Fighting Foods

In his article for PreventDisease.com author and naturopathic doctor Dave Mihalovic talks about how your immune system is setup to naturally fight cancer tumors.

Certain proteins within our immune system hold the precise instructions needed to destroy cancerous tumors.

In a healthy body, this inherent ability is always present and always effective without the use of drugs.

However, these proteins can be rendered ineffective if cells experience uncontrolled growth though damage or mutations to DNA or if toxins through food and chemical pollution override the immune system’s natural function.

Many of us don’t eat right, get enough sleep and manage stress as well as we’d like. That’s why you should augment your body’s cancer fighting abilities by incorporating these 5 foods into your diet.

5 Foods That Prevent Cancer

  • Tumeric
  • Grapes and resveratrol
  • Green tea
  • Tomatoes
  • Raw fruits and veggies

Read more about how these foods kill cancer here.

To this list we’ll add another powerful food that has been shown to inhibit cancerous tumor growth: raw almonds. Almonds are full of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and more. They are very high in phosphorus, magnesium and calcium.

raw almonds

Photo: Elenathewise/iStockPhoto. Raw almonds

Mg %DV
Phosphorus 134.379 NA
Iron 1.219 6
Calcium 70.308 8
Magnesium 77.963 21
Vitamin E 7.422 35

Read more about how almonds can prevent cancer naturally here.

 

About Laura

Laura is passionate about food from real farmers and artisans. She lives with her husband in Grand Rapids on the river. Sometimes it flows over, but mostly she is greeted by the ducks, geese and her neighbor's chickens. They like to hop up on her windowsill and eat the spiders. Yay! She is the co-founder of Two Sister Organics, a natural and organic skin care company, and Eating Local & Organic.

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