We all eat what we love and cook our favourite meals but sometimes its nice to know if some of those things your putting in your mouth might be doing you some good. Like boosting your immune system or preventing cancer so read on and maybe whip up a dish with a few of these power players.
Garlic – contains nutrients that boost immunity, and help the body fight cancer naturally. It also has a potential to stop the spread of tumors. Researches have shown that garlic is an excellent remedy in the fight against stomach cancer.
Citrus fruits reduce the risk of oral, throat and stomach cancer. To prevent cancer, eat oranges, tangerines, grapefruit and lemon.
Kiwi Fruit - This high-fibre fruit boasts more vitamin C than oranges and can protect against DNA damage that can trigger cancer. The flavonoid compounds in the skin attack free radicals and ward off bugs that cause food poisoning. (Buy organic and thoroughly wash the skin with water.) US studies have shown these compounds help protect against heart disease.
Blueberries – this fruit contains the highest level of antioxidants. Antioxidants help neutralizing free radicals which damage the cell structure and are also considered to be the main cause of various diseases, including malignant tumors.
Artichoke is an excellent vegetable to prevent skin cancer. Until recently, this vegetable was not available on the market, but now you can buy it anywhere, so try to use it as much as you can.
Salmon – researches have shown that consuming salmon once a week can reduce the risk of developing melanoma and leukemia by 30 per cent. This comes because the fact that salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids
Tumeric - Jonny Bowden says there are at least 30 studies showing that curcumin may have an anti-tumour effect, "either reducing the number or size of tumours or the percentage of animals who developed them".He points to a 2006 study showing that curcumin inhibited the growth of human colon cancer. There are also indications that it may help to prevent breast, skin and pancreatic cancer, childhood leukaemia and multiple myeloma. "While no-one is claiming that turmeric cures cancer, there is plenty of reason to believe it is a useful adjunct to a healthy diet," says Bowden.
Live longer and stronger and with a little more delicious ingredients.