Green Tea contains EGCG which regulates cancer cell growth. Celery inhibits DNA damage. Non-GMO Soy has cancer control benefits and blocks the entry of excess estrogen into the reproductive tissues and Carotenes as it reduces metastasis which is when cancer spreads. Other foods include berries, cruciferous vegetables and ginger.
When trying to ward off cancer it is vital to consume a whole foods eating for health diet with lots of healthy fats, and proteins. There are a number of foods that have been studied to have anti-cancer benefits. For the best effect, 1 anti-cancer food should be consumed at each meal.
The Best Anti-Cancer Foods
Green Tea: Green Tea contains EGCG which is a polyphenol that regulates cancer cell growth, survival and metastasis while also effecting at the DNA & RNA levels. (Beltz, Moss, & Simet, 2006)
Celery: It contains luteolin which inhibits DNA damage, and apigenin which inhibits angiogenesis which is when the tumor forms its own circulator system. It is also an aromatase inhibiting flavonoid. (Bauman)
Non-GMO Soy: Has well established cancer control benefits, and blocks the entry of excess estrogen into the reproductive tissues. Also contains saponins which slows cancer proliferation and protects the DNA.
Carotenes: Found in bright colored fruits and veggies, these can reduce metastasis which is when the cancer beings to spread.
Other Supportive Nutrients
- Cruciferous vegetables
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin D
- Medicinal mushrooms
- Whey protein shakes
- Sea cucumber extract
- Citrus pectin
- Omega 3 fatty acids
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin C
- Flax oil
- DGL licorice
Resources: Bauman. (2009). Cancer Prevent & Support. Nutrition Consultant 212 (Audio files, lecture, 1-3). Penngrove, CA: Bauman College. — Beltz, Moss & Simet 2006