11 Most Powerful Foods To Protect You From Cancer

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8. Garlic

The National Cancer Institute issued a statement that admits garlic can reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, especially cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. Well, we knew that already.

It is most beneficial to eat garlic raw. This tasty herb fights off those nasty free radicals, reduces inflammation in the body, and fights cancer. Who would have ever thought that “garlic breath” would turn out to be healthy? The compounds that cause that terrible breath are the same ones that stop substances from causing cancer to form in your body. Garlic also helps to repair DNA while it kills off cancer cells. It also reduces the risk of developing colon cancer.

Cook up some Chinese food tonight and don’t forget to add plenty of organic garlic!

7. Maitake and Shiitake Mushrooms

These mushrooms, like all others, improve immune function and are great sources of antioxidants. They are also full of vitamins, including C, and B, as well as calcium and other important minerals. However, shiitake mushrooms are known for fighting the development and progression of both cancer and AIDS by improving the immune system and allowing your body to fight off these diseases on its own.

Lentinan, a compound found in the mushrooms, can stop or at least slow the growth of tumors. An activated hexose compound, known as 1.3-beat glucan, is linked to a slowed activity within tumors as well as found to lessen the terrible side effects of chemotherapy.

Eat both the stem and the top of the mushrooms for all the health benefits. If these mushrooms are a lot to your taste, you can even find kits for growing them at home.

6. Grapes

Wow, how can something that tastes so good and irresistible be so great at knocking out cancer?

It’s the resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant, that gives grapes their power. Like all antioxidants, it can reduce cancers and pre-cancerous growth, prevent the development of cancerous tumors. Research has shown that resveratrol is particularly potential to stop breast, liver, and stomach cancers. Green grapes have less resveratrol, as compared to red and purple ones. Also, the skin has a lot of the compound. It’s recommended that you eat less seedless grapes and eat more of the seeds that are in grapes for your best health.

If you consume organic red grapes daily, or drink fresh grape juice, this will protect you against cancers and tumor growth naturally.