Friday, 21 December 2012

3 Cancer-Fighting Foods You’re Not Eating


1. Kale












“The antioxidant benefits are worth it even if it’s not your favorite vegetable,” Caspero tells MensHealth.com. Researchers believe that the antioxidants found in foods like kale prevent cancer by stopping free radicals—unstable molecules in your body—from damaging cells. For a preventative boost, start your morning with a green smoothie: Mix 1 cup kale, 1/2 frozen banana, 1/4 cup blueberries, 1 tablespoon flax seed, and 1 cup unsweetened almond milk.
2. Turmeric

This popular Indian spice has one of the highest antioxidant ratings of any food on the market, says Caspero. “I really enjoy Indian food and try to sprinkle turmeric on my meals for an extra boost of antioxidants,” she says. Spice up your dinner by adding it to roasted potatoes or cauliflower.
3. Flax and Chia Seeds

“I actively try to seek out sources of Omega-3 fatty acids,” Caspero says. According to a 2010 study in The Journal of Nutrition, Omega-3s may reduce cancer-causing inflammation and signal cancer cells to self-destruct. The problem is, fish—the go-to Omega-3 source—can be expensive. Caspero’s suggestion for a cheaper option: Throw flax on to your A.M. oatmeal or use chia seeds in your next recovery drink.

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