Natural foods that fight against cancer and prevent cancer relapse

A number of natural foods are available as a gift of nature that fights against cancer. Many times chemotherapy, radiation and surgery causes ending of tumor from body but so called stem cells have been reported to cause relapse of disease. But unfortunately, people don’t know about natural foods that help to resist this relapse and fight with these cancer stem cells and cancer cells.

  • Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice and use in Asian countries in different dishes for flavoring. It has a compound name Curcumin which fight against cancer, especially against breast cancer stem cells. It has been studied that it emboldens the death of cancer cells, constrains tumor development, and even augments the effectiveness of chemotherapy

  • Cruciferous vegetables (Broccoli)

All cruciferous veggies (cauliflower, cabbage, kale)has ability to battle against cancer, nonetheless broccoli is the only one containing a sizeable amount of Sulforaphane, which helps in boosting enzymes and flushes out cancer. These vegetables have chemopreventive property and fight against relapse of disease too. These vegetables help to fight against breast, liver, lung, prostate, skin, stomach, and bladder cancers and their stem cells (especially against pancreatic and breast cancer stem cells).

  • Soy

In past many researches have been conducted and it was seen that the rate of breast cancer is so less in Asian women as compared to Asian-American women. Isoflavones are phytoestrogens (phyto means “plant”), which act like the estrogen police when inside body helps to fight against relapse of disease.

  • Green tea

Green tea is a most widely consumed beverage in the world. It has a compound name Epigallocatechin-3-gallate. This compound has been experimented and concluded as a cancer stem cell fighter, resisting the relapse of disease. As, well as including the green tea in daily routine helps to fight against many types of cancers and other abdominal diseases preventing obesity likewise.

  • Berries, plum, grapes and peanuts

These all natural foods have also a cancer fighting phytonutrients. A compound name Resveratrol is present in these foods. It has also been shown a chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic agent against human cancer stem cells and tumor too. Black raspberries, especially, comprise so great amount of phytochemicals called anthocyanin, which lessens the growth of premalignant cells and prevent angiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels). For the patients of colon, esophageal, oral and skin cancers berries are best, as they fight against cancer stem cells also and prevent reoccurrence of disease.

  • Tomatoes, papaya, pink grapefruit and watermelon

These fruits are the best dietary source of lycopene. Lycopene is a carotenoid that gives tomatoes their red color. Lycopene has reported endometrial cancer cell growth in a study in Nutrition and Cancer. And it was also reported that endometrial cancer causes nearly 8,000 deaths a year. In short, tomatoes help to resist endometrial, lung, prostate, and stomach cancers.

  • Black and long pepper

It has been reported that black and long pepper fight with cancer stem cells because of presence of Piperine, a natural compound. This natural compound has been reported to kill tumor cells but especially to breast cancer stem cells.

  • Fish, egg yolk, beef lever

Vitamin D3 is present in these foods which have been shown to reduce the incidence of human breast, prostate and colon cancers and induces apoptosis (cell death) and cell cycle arrest of various cancer cells. And various researches are being in process that how vitamin D3 fights with cancer stem cells preventing reoccurrence of disease.

Author: Sahrish Tariq

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