Inadequate nutrition is responsible for a third and all types of cancer and up to 70% of digestive. And the reverse is also true: cancer can be prevented by a diet that has a positive effect on cells and inflammatory processes associated with its occurrence.
Proper diet and sufficient physical activity would reduce the incidence of cancer by more than 40%. If we add the effect of tobacco to this, the reduction of all types of cancer would be about 80%. So let’s get acquainted with the methods.
HOW TO PREVENT CANCER IN 10 STEPS
The appearance of some malignant cells is inevitable, but they do not become cancerous if the body is balanced. The key is to act on potentially tumor cells and those that surround them, which make up the tumor microenvironment.
1. REDUCE FOOD WITH A HIGH GLYCEMIC INDEX
Prevention and treatment of all tumors will begin by reducing the presence of food with a high glycemic index in the diet. This translates the ability of food to quickly increase blood sugar levels and, consequently, insulin. The higher the sugar, the more inflammation and seo tumors facilitate development.
White sugar, bread, pasta and rice should be replaced with their integral versions and consumed in moderation.
The intake of vegetables and legumes should be increased.
2. PREVENTS THE SPREAD OF TUMOR CELLS
We can create conditions for tumor cells not to proliferate. We know that inflammation, acidity and lack of oxygen accelerate the development of cancer and that certain foods are useful at those levels.
Crusaders (all varieties of cabbage), leafy vegetables and garlic are the foods that have shown the greatest inhibitory effect on cancer proliferation.
Vegetables rich in carotenes, such as carrots, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, persimmons and apricots, contain provitamin A, and in some cases lycopene, substances that inhibit the division of tumor cells.
Isoflavones in soy (including genistein and daidzein) block the stimulation of cancer cells with hormones such as estrogen and testosterone. These isoflavones are found in the shoots of tofu, tempeh, miso and beans.
The combination of green tea, soy and turmeric is especially interesting because it gives effects on various mechanisms related to cell proliferation.
3. ALKALINATE YOUR DIET
Dr. Otto Warburg discovered in 1931. that tumor cells develop best in conditions of poor oxygen availability. This happens in acidic conditions.
In alkalinity, cells breathe better and cancer cells have a hard time surviving. Although the body has the resources to regulate its acidity, it is advisable to avoid acidic foods and use alkaline ones.
The alkaline diet is based on fruits and vegetables, especially fresh grapes, almonds, beets, carrots, celery, melons, grapefruit, cabbage, tomatoes and apples.
4. REDUCE INFLAMMATION
In inflamed tissues, there are chemical compounds – such as the Nf-kB protein complex – that promote the growth of tumor cells and do not enable an efficient response of the immune system.
A diet rich in garlic, onion and leek, parsley and celery, citrus fruits and rosemary will produce a natural anti-inflammatory effect thanks to a combination of sulfur, antibacterial and regulatory compounds and lower blood sugar levels.
Turmeric is the most powerful natural anti-inflammatory. Mixed with black pepper, it increases its absorption 2,000 times. Dissolving in extra virgin olive or coconut oil also enhances its action.
Ginger is another potent inhibitor of the NF-κB protein.
5. USE ANTIOXIDANTS
Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, highly reactive chemical compounds that damage cells, including their genetic material, which can transform them into carcinogens.
Green tea contains a large amount of polyphenols, such as catechins with antioxidant and detoxifying properties that enhance the effectiveness of radiation therapy.
Red fruits, like strawberries, raspberries or pomegranates, have ellagic acid and polyphenols. They are also capable of killing diseased cells.
Dark chocolate, with at least 70% cocoa, is an antioxidant thanks to levels of proanthocyanidins and polyphenols that slow tumor growth.
6. ELIMINATE ALREADY DAMAGED CELLS
Apoptosis is the technical name for a type of cell death signal that is genetically predisposed. This mechanism, also known as suicide or programmed cell death, is a resource for the body to eliminate damaged cells.
Vitamin D3 is necessary for certain genes to initiate the process of apoptosis over tumor cells. It has been determined that low levels of this vitamin are associated with the development of various tumors.
The main source of vitamin D is the sun, because the skin synthesizes it when it receives its radiation.
It is found in food in mushrooms, especially those dried in the sun.
Cabbage, rich in isothiocyanates, black grapes with resveratrol and turmeric has proapoptotic activity. Herbs like rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil and mint have a similar effect as terpenes.
7. STOP BLOOD SUPPLY TO THE TUMOR
Angiogenesis is the process by which a tumor takes food through blood vessels.
A molecule in green tea called epigallocatechin-3-gallate inhibits it. To achieve the effect, it is recommended to drink more than 2 cups of green tea a day.
Other compounds present in the berries show the same property. They act at the molecular level in a similar way as chemotherapeutic agents, but without side effects.
Peppermint, thyme, marjoram, oregano, basil and rosemary are rich in terpenes with anti-angiogenic effect and are good allies during chemotherapy treatments.
8. BE SURE TO ENTER OMEGA-3
The proper functioning of the body depends on the balance of intake omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Omega-6 dominate the diet, they stimulate inflammation and the tendency to develop various diseases. Particularly harmful are partially hydrogenated fats that contain “trans” fatty acids.
It is necessary to increase the intake of foods rich in omega-3, because they contribute to the proper development of cells. Omega-3s reduce the number and size of precancerous polyps, reduce inflammation and increase the response to chemotherapy.
Omega-3 is obtained from plant foods such as flax, walnuts and chia seeds, which are rich in alpha-linolenic acid.
9. SEEK THE HELP OF A NUTRITIONIST
More than 100 billion bacteria, weighing between 1 and 2 kilograms, live in our intestines. They form a truly living organ with which the human being maintains a symbiotic relationship, because these microorganisms increase the absorption of nutrients and stimulate immunity.
Soy yogurts, water kefir, fermented cabbage, kimchi or tea kombucha give live microorganisms such as bifidobacteria, which prevent cancer and contribute to its remission.
Vegetables rich in inulin and other types of fiber feed beneficial bacteria and cause changes in the composition or activity of the microbiota. These foods include garlic, onions, tomatoes, asparagus, artichokes, leeks and bananas.
10. DETOX FROM TIME TO TIME
The body needs to eliminate toxic substances that are ingested – through food, respiration or through the skin – or that are produced during metabolic processes, which promote inflammation or are directly carcinogenic.
Minimize or completely avoid foods from sugar and refined flour, dairy products and animal proteins.
A cleansing diet based on fruits, juices, soups and vegetables such as artichokes and burdock, and fasting, make it an ideal addition to an anti-cancer diet several times a year.
It is also important to hydrate and reduce your salt intake.
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