Anti-Cancer Super Food List – Dr Oz Provides List of SuperFoods
(Best Syndication News) Studies throughout the years have shown a relationship between food and cancer. There may be relationships between beer and prostate cancer, soy and breast cancer, and food additives that cause cancer. Food has an effect on our body.
On Wednesday’s Dr Oz Show the doctor gave the audience a list of what he calls “super foods”. He said you need to get these products at your grocery store. In the US there were 1.5 new cases of cancer last year with 600,000 deaths. While one in two men and one in three women will face cancer in their lifetime, certain foods in our diet can knock the cancer cells out.
Oz said there may be a “magic bullet” to help prevent cancer. One study says that one third of all cancers can be prevented. A healthy diet and exercise can go a long way to help. Quitting smoking can help lower your risk of lung cancer. Oz said that some cancers are 70 percent preventable.
There is a new science called epigenetics. Some cancers are genetic and epigenetics is the study of non-genetic changes that cause the genes to behave differently. Epi mean “above” in Greek; thus this study is above genetic causes. The growth of cancer can be influenced by the environment. “The food we eat may have the ability to turn on or off the genes that allow our cells to turn into cancer”, Oz said.
What are the top cancer fighting foods? David Katz helped the doctor illustrate how diet can prevent cancer. Katz said that food helps improve the health of the cells, boost immune function performance and helps remove toxins from your body. He said food can also change the way genes operate.
Karen made green food her medicine for ovarian cancer. At age 48 she was diagnosed with stage III ovarian cancer. “You are what you eat,” she said. Karen made a kale, celery, chard, collards, lemon with the rind, and ginger drink that she takes every day. “16 ounces every day, it’s my religion,” she said. Oz said a diet like that may grow tumors slower in mice.
Heating carrots and tomatoes and adding oil makes it easier for the body to get the nutrients. Fruits and vegetables have special “phytochemicals” to prevent disease.
A: Oz went through a list of fruits and vegetables that can prevent cancer:
B: Tumor torpedoes include whole grains. Katz said we need three servings a day. Fiber helps move food through our digestive track. This helps move carcinogens out faster. Grains can also lower insulin and stabilize hormone levels.
C: Cell commando foods fight cancer by a different mechanism. Fish like salmon, soy milk, and edamame, The goal here is to limit saturated fat and inflammation.
D: Herbs and spices include garlic, ginger, turmeric, curie, cinnamon. They have anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial characteristics. These are nature’s oldest drugs, Oz said. The bright colors indicate their property.
When you cut garlic it exposes it to air turning on a chemical called alliin. This is an important anti-cancer chemical. It slows down the ability of cancer cells to divide uncontrollably.
By: Marsha Quinn