Here is a list of cancer fighting foods that are best eaten as fresh as possible. This list is similar to a healthy paleo diet food list. Without realizing it, by following this list you will be following the paleo diet plan.
Note: Research has shown that eating these cancer fighting foods (cruciferous vegetables) can significantly reduce your risk of breast, bladder, lung and prostate cancer.
Best of all, you don't need to eat massive amounts of these veggies to take advantage of their health benefits. Studies have shown that just 5 servings a week can make a difference in your health.
Unpasteurized Grass-Fed Milk - If you have a source, raw organic milk from grass-fed cows contains both beneficial fats and bacteria that boost your immune system. It’s an outstanding source of vitamin A, zinc, and enzymes.
Raw organic milk is one of the most important cancer fighting foods since it does not cause the health problems that are associated with pasteurized milk such as rheumatoid arthritis, skin rashes, diarrhea and cramps. Although raw milk availability is limited in the US, depending on where you live, you can locate the source closest to you at Real Milk.com
Whey Protein – If you are unable to buy raw milk, use a high-quality whey protein made from the milk of grass-fed cows to receive much of the same health benefits. Whey protein contains beta-glucans and immunoglobulins, which protect your immune system and support your body's natural detoxification processes.
Fermented Foods - is essential for boosting your immunity such kefir - an ancient cultured, enzyme-rich food full of friendly microorganisms that balance your "inner ecosystem" and strengthen immunity. Besides kefir, other good fermented foods include natto, kimchee, miso, tempeh, pickles, sauerkraut, and olives.
Raw Organic Eggs from Free-Range Chickens – are still an amazing source of high-quality nutrients, especially high-quality protein and fat. A single egg contains:
Grass-Fed Beef or Organ Meats - Grass-fed beef is very high in vitamins A, B12 and E, omega-3 fats, beta carotene, zinc and the potent immune system enhancer CLA (conjugated linoleic acid, a fatty acid). There’s a difference between "organic" and grass-fed, since many organically raised cows are still fed organic corn, which you don't want, whereas, most grass-fed cows are raised organically.
Coconut Oil - Besides being excellent for your thyroid and your metabolism, coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, which converts in your body to monolaurin – a compound also found in breast milk that strengthens a baby's immunity.
Its medium chain fatty acids, or (MCT's) also impart a number of health benefits, including raising your body's metabolism and fighting off pathogens such as viruses, bacteria and fungi.
Additionally, a very exciting and recent discovery is that coconut oil may serve as a natural treatment for Alzheimer's disease, as MCT's (triglycerides) are also a primary source of ketone bodies, which act as an alternate source of brain fuel that can help prevent the brain atrophy associated with dementia.
Make sure you choose an organic coconut oil that is unrefined, unbleached, made without heat processing or chemicals, and does not contain GM ingredients.
Berries - Blueberries and raspberries rate the highest in antioxidant capacity of the cancer fighting foods compared to other fruits and vegetables. They are also lower in sugar than many other fruits.
Natural cranberries have five times the antioxidant content of broccoli, and have been found to decrease total cholesterol and LDL (bad cholesterol) levels in animal studies. Unsweetened cranberry juice has also been traditionally used to successfully treat urinary tract infections.
Chlorella – is a single-cell freshwater algae that acts as an efficient detoxification agent by binding to toxins (most of which promote chronic inflammation), such as mercury, and carrying them out of your system. The chlorophyll in the chlorella helps you process more oxygen, cleanses your blood and promotes the growth and repair of your tissues.
Tea – As for beverages, clean pure water is a must for optimal health, but if you want another beverage, a good choice with added health benefits is high quality herbal teas.
Matcha Tea is the most nutrient-rich green tea and comes in the form of a stone-ground powder, completely unfermented. The best Matcha comes from Japan and has up to 17 times the antioxidants of wild blueberries, and seven times more than dark chocolate. Tulsi is another tea loaded with antioxidants and other micronutrients that support immune function and heart health.
When you are considering stocking up on these cancer fighting foods, it's important to think about buying organic. Organic is essential when buying eggs, dairy products (including milk, yoghurt, cheese and butter) and meats.
Ideally, you'll want these to come from free-range, grass-fed animals that have been raised organically. If you can't afford to buy everything organic, focus your attention on dairy products instead of organic vegetables.
If you want cancer fighting foods, you need to be aware that conventionally-raised animal foods are given pesticide-laced feed and therefore tend to have higher concentrations of pesticides.
Non-organic meats can have up to five times more pesticides than non-organic vegetables! Conventionally-raised animal products also contain inferior nutrition.
Most fruits and vegetables contain unacceptable and unsafe levels of pesticides, so if possible, it's a better choice to buy organic produce as often as you can.
Or, you can look for fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables that are in season, as most locally grown foods are raised according to organic standards at a more affordable price.
Reference for this page is at Dr.Mercola's Article On Super Foods.