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5 Foods That Help Prevent Cancer

Learn about the five foods that help prevent cancer from nutrition expert Alex Jamieson in this Howcast video.

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There are five great foods that help prevent cancer that you can start
adding in right away. The first one is antioxidant rich berries.
Blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, they're
all little antioxidant rich nuggets. So start adding those in, especially
the organic versions. Those are the best ones.

Another group of foods that are great anti cancer foods are foods that are
rich in vitamin D. Vitamin D is really more of a hormone than a vitamin,
but it's super important when it comes to boosting all of the anti cancer
fighting cells in your body.

So if you eat animal foods, you'll definitely love wild salmon, which is
rich in vitamin D. But also, button mushrooms are the only vegetable that
will add vitamin D to your diet. And, you want to be sure that you're
getting your vitamin sunshine. Sunshine is really the best, most effective
way to get vitamin D into your body.

Another great anti cancer food is tea. Green tea, black tea, white tea,
even decaffeinated tea has flavonoids in it. And flavonoids are wonderful
compounds that help your body fight against cancer cells.

Another cancer fighting food that you want to incorporate everyday is
cruciferous vegetables. Cruciferous is just a big fancy word for foods,
vegetables, that grow in a cross formation. That's the crucifer. So, you
want to incorporate foods like broccoli, kale, cabbage, bok choy. All of
those are in the crucifer vegetable family. even brussel sprouts.
The most powerful cruciferous vegetable are, actually, broccoli sprouts.
So, you can start sprouting your own broccoli seeds at home and growing
them until they have two or three tiny leaves on them. Those, actually,
have more cancer fighting compounds in them than eating lots and lots of
cups of cooked or raw broccoli. So go ahead and find yourself some
broccoli sprouts and eating those everyday.

Now the last cancer fighting foods are cumin and turmeric. Now these foods
are, actually, wonderful anti inflammatory ingredients that you can that
you can start incorporating into your savory dishes. And, anti
inflammatory foods are really great in help your body to protect against
cancer. Any inflammation response you have will help cancer cells
proliferate and grow, so we want to keep you in an anti inflammatory state
by incorporating those on a regular basis.

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