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Blackberries, Blueberries and Raspberries - Cancer Fighting Foods

Before I was diagnosed with my meningioma, I had no idea that there were actually foods out there that  reduce the growth of blood vessels needed by tumors.  After my diagnosis, I read a great article called "The Anticancer Lifestyle" which stressed the importance of changing your body into "anti-cancer (or anti-tumor) terrain"  for better disease management.  It listed "Super Foods" and described how they help fight tumor and cancer cell growth. Wow!  Super Foods also play a big role in the National Brain Tumor Foundation's Eating Plan.  I have included the information on Super Foods below, but you can read the full article here.

Choose Health

So what are these cancer-fighting behaviors? Some you already know are good for you, such as exercise. But others are surprisingly simple habits that could make all the difference for you.

Sweet Surrender

Sugar fuels cancer growth and triggers inflammation. Avoid refined sugar wherever it lurks, including sodas and ketchup. Also avoid white flour, which quickly turns into sugar in the body.

Mighty Meals

Adding known cancer fighters such as the spice turmeric to your diet will go a long way toward building up your body's defenses.

 

Super Fierce Foods

  • Cruciferous vegetables: Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, broccoli sprouts
  • Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids: Salmon, sardines, mackerel, walnuts, green vegetables
  • Herbs and spices: Thyme, rosemary, mint, basil, sage, turmeric, ginger
  • Garlic, onions, leeks
  • Bioflavonoid-rich fruits: Raspberries, blueberries, cherries, blackberries
  • Dark chocolate
  • Beverages: Green tea, pomegranate juice, red wine in moderation
  • Green foods: Chlorella, barley greens, spirulina, wheat grass and others
  • Sea vegetables: Nori, dulse, wakame, hijiki
  • Soy products:  Tempeh, miso, tofu, soymilk, soy nut butter

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Disclaimer:  The information contained within this site is intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be medical advice. The information presented is based on my own personal experience with my own unique set of medical conditions. EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT. What works for me could be catastrophic for you. Consult your medical team for treatment options suitable for you.
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