Saturday, September 10, 2011

A cancer prevention foundation list cancer prevention superfoods

http://www.eattodefeat.org/

The Angiogenesis Foundation, a non-profit organization, was established in 1994 by a group of Harvard trained physicians, scientists and humanitarians who recognized the promise of angiogenesis research to conquer and prevent a wide range of ‘unbeatable’ diseases through new medicines that control blood vessel growth.

The Top 4 Anti-Cancer Superfoods
Papaya
Papayas contain the phytochemical lycopene, the same cancer fighter found in tomatoes. But papaya has another cancer fighter, the cartenoid beta-cyrptoxanthin. Carotenoids fight free radicals, helping protect cells and membranes against damage and disease. Studies have shown that eating a papaya or more a week can lower your cervical cancer risk.

Shrimp
Shrimp are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which starve tumor cells and help fight cancer. Studies show that eating 8 or 9 shrimp a day can reduce your breast cancer risk. Instead of shrimp, you can substitute any seafood high in omega-3 fatty acids; options include salmon, haddock, flounder and sardines.

Cashews
These nuts contain proanthocyanidins, a class of flavanols that actually starve tumors and prevent cancer cells from dividing. In some studies, it’s been shown that eating 12 cashews a day can reduce your colon cancer risk.

Beets
The rich red color of beets actually comes from the cancer-fighting antioxidant betalain. Betalains starve tumors and hinder cell division. Researchers have shown that adding a quarter cup of beets, about 3 or 4 beet slices, to your daily diet can reduce your kidney cancer risk.

Read the complete list of cancer fighting food at http://www.eattodefeat.org/foods2.php



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