5 Cancer Preventing Foods
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The National Breast Cancer Foundation spends the entire month educating the public on ways to prevent and detect this devastating disease. None of the preventative measures guarantee a life free of cancer, but they drastically decrease that risk.
The preventative measure we want to highlight is a healthy diet. It’s no secret that the Costa Vida team is an advocate of a healthy, active lifestyle fueled by wholesome, natural foods. Certain foods contain properties that have been linked to reducing the risk of developing cancer. Incorporate these easy to find superfoods into your diet to live a long, healthy life!
Extra-virgin olive oil contains antioxidants and the monounsaturated fat called oleic acid. These properties have been linked to reducing the growth of cancer cells.
Beans are rich in fiber, which has been linked to reducing the risk of cancer. They also contain high levels of antioxidants that can delay certain types of cell damage.
Mom was right. You SHOULD eat your broccoli! It contains a compound, sulforaphane, which detoxifies harmful substances that can increase the risk of developing cancer. It also contains phytochemicals that produce enzymes that protect your cells against damage.
Tomatoes contain high concentrations of the antioxidant lycopene. It boosts the immune system and has been linked to stopping tumor growth.
Not only do lemons have high levels of Vitamin C, studies show the peels may have the ability to rid the body of harmful toxins. Lemons have also been linked to the destruction of malignant cells.
Read more about cancer-preventing superfoods here:
- 5 Superfoods Found at Costa Vida
- Seven Foods that May Help Prevent Cancer - WebMD
- 30 Proven Foods to Help Prevent Cancer – Reader’s Digest