Every day it seems there’s a new “super food” announced by the world’s leading health experts. A super food is a food that provides a number of profound health benefits. In fact, may actually help prevent heart disease and even cancer. Here’s what you need to know:
Right now you’re probably saying, “Yuck.” It seems most people do not like this particular vegetable. However, it has some serious cancer fighting power. Scientists have conducted numerous studies on what it is that broccoli does. Turns out it actually kills the bad cancer cells and leaves the healthy cells alone. It’s like a cancer fighting superman wearing a green suit.
There are a few other cruciferous veggies that have the same cancer fighting properties. They include cauliflower and watercress.
An apple a day really does keep the doctor away. Apples contain chemicals that fight certain types of cancer including mouth, throat and esophageal cancer. They’re also high in fiber and other powerful nutrients. However, it is the antioxidants that provide the cancer fighting power. When buying apples consider buying organic.
They’re free from cancer causing pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and all those toxic chemicals. If you cannot buy organic then wash your apples really well. Be sure to eat the peel too! That’s where most of the cancer fighting nutrients are.
#3 Green Tea
Green tea contains catechins, powerful antioxidants. These catechins have been shown to slow down the development and spread of cancer. And the benefits of green tea don’t stop there. It’s excellent for your metabolism, brain and overall health. Experts recommend drinking three to six glasses a day. It is good hot or cold.
Tomatoes contain lycopene. It’s an antioxidant that helps fight both cancer and heart disease. It also provides an abundance of powerful vitamins including A, C and E. The good news is that it doesn’t matter if you eat the tomatoes cooked or raw. So your spaghetti sauce is as healthy for you as a cup of chopped tomatoes. Try for one serving daily.
All berries are good for you. However, blueberries and strawberries may have the biggest impact when it comes to fighting cancer and heart disease. They contain antioxidants, vitamin C and fiber which are all part of a healthy cancer fighting diet. And of course berries are a great dessert instead of baked goods or desserts high in fat. You can enjoy berries year around too because frozen berries are just as healthy. Make a smoothie each morning to easily, and deliciously, get your daily berry serving.
There are many foods that help fight cancer and heart disease. Make sure you consume a rainbow of fruits and vegetables daily. You’ll fight disease, live longer and have more energy and vitality.