Published On: Wed, Sep 18th, 2013

Cancer fighting drink

Cancer fighting drinkAccording to the American Cancer Society (ACS), more than one million people in the United States get cancer each year. A poor diet can contribute to the development of cancer, so it is important to eat healthy. The ACS recommends healthy food choices with a focus on plant-based foods. Eat fresh, eat well and real foods. Eat more of the following:

1. Blueberries: Many of the major diseases are caused or developed by chronic inflammation. Inflammation promotes free radicals, which lead to dangerous oxidation, cell damage, and cancer. The more these free radicals thrive, the more they multiply. The flavonoids in berries, which are part of a family compound called polyphenols, are what make berries so healthy. Polyphenols promote “the expression”of genes that reduce inflammation and also promote the body’s antioxidant system.

2. Pineapple: New research shows that the bromelain in pineapples helps with cancer treatment. According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, “Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme, which can be helpful in treating cancer because it helps restore balance to your immune system, among other cancer-fighting benefits.”

3. Ginger: According to a Georgia State University study, ginger root may actually kill human prostate cancer cells.

4. Spinach: Spinach is one of the most nutritious foods in the world. A study in Japan showed that some of the nutrients in spinach may help protect DNA, reduce cancer cells, and slow tumor growth.

1/2 pineapple
1 cup of blueberries
1/2 inch piece of ginger
1/2 cup of spinach
Drink immediately
You can drink this juice once a day on a regular basis
Make sure the ingredients are organic
As always: Consult your health practitioner before changing or including anything new to your diet.

1. “Diet and Physical Activity: What’s the Cancer Connection?” Diet and Physical Activity: What’s the Cancer Connection? N.p., n.d. Web. 10 June 2013.
2. Mercola, Joseph M., DO. “Surprising Cancer-Fighting Benefits of Pineapple Enzyme.” N.p., 11 July 2012. Web. 10 June 2013.
3. “Benefits of Whole Ginger Extract in Prostate Cancer.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 10 June 2013.
4. MAEDA, NAOKI, YASUO KOKAI, TAKAHIKO HADA, HIROMI YOSHIDA, and YOSHIYUKI MIZUSHINA. “Oral Administration of Monogalactosyl Diacylglycerol from Spinach Inhibits Colon Tumor Growth in Mice.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 01 Nov. 2012. Web. 10 June 2013.

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