Sometimes the war on cancer seems hopeless. We have all seen its effects- how out of nowhere the “Big C” can change someone’s life forever. Cancer comes in many forms and often strikes without warning.

 

Though cancer can make the strongest of us feel utterly helpless, there are measures we can take to help prevent certain forms of cancer. Thanks to endless research, plus countless health initiatives, many cancer preventing measures, such as don’t smoke, wear sunscreen, lead a healthy life, and stay away from radioactive material, are now common knowledge.

 

But, let’s take it a step further by breaking down some specific ingredients (literally) in the recipe for cancer prevention. Here are 7 of the most powerful foods to help fight cancer:

 

1) Leafy green vegetables

Spinach, Chard, Endive, Lettuces, Collards, Watercrest

 

As kids we were told to always eat our veggies. Little did we know, while we held our noses and reluctantly swallowed that forkful of spinach, we were also fighting cancer. Leafy greens are one of the best cancer preventative foods- chock-full of enzymes, vitamins, minerals, & antioxidants. These nutrients reduce inflammation and promote healthy cells. The phytochemicals in leafy greens, called Isothiocyanates, help clean-up and kick-start the immune system.

 

And for added enzymes, vitamins, minerals, & antioxidants take Vitamineral Green by Health Force​.

 

2) Alkalizing Foods

Swiss Chard, Melon, Buckwheat, Olive Oil, Flax Seed

 

Too many acidic foods can throw your body into a state of acidosis, which is when cells can’t breath or receive nutrients from food. Cells can become toxic and die, including the cancer fighting kind. In order to maintain a healthy blood pH and immune system try adding some of the foods listed above to your diet. Your cells will thank you.

 

And for more micronutrients to help regenerate cells faster take Spirulina Manna and Chlorella Manna by Health Force​.  

3) Cruciferous vegetables

Cabbage, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Kale, Broccoli

 

People seem to be quite polarized when it comes to cruciferous veggies. While some love the stuff, others would rather eat a handful of grass than one stalk of broccoli. But Broccoli, in particular, contains a serious amount of sulforaphane. This phytochemical vitalizes protective enzymes and gives the boot to hazardous chemicals.

 

Try taking DIM Detox by Pure Encapsulations​ with your cruciferous veggies for healthy cell cycle function and hormone metabolism.

 

4) Foods with phytochemicals

Peppers, Pomegranate, Salmon (wild) Tomatoes, Watermelon

 

Summer is swiftly approaching and with that comes extra exposure to ultraviolet rays. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. But, sunscreen isn’t the only way to protect your skin. Eating certain foods with phytochemicals like beta-carotene and lycopene naturally blocks harmful rays.

 

And for more sun blocking power use Dorinda James ANTI-AGING AM Moisturizing Cream which has Titanium Dioxide that acts as a UV blocker!

 

5) Berries

Blueberries, Raspberries, Cherries, Strawberries, Goji Berries, Camu Camu and Blackberries

 

You can sweeten up any salad, smoothie or pancake, and help prevent cancer, just by adding berries. These little babies are super rich in proanthocyanidin antioxidants and loaded with phenols, zeaxanthin, lycopene, cryptoxanthin, lutein and polysaccharides. In fact berries are considered the most antioxidant-rich food in the world!

 

For more of the nutrients found in berries add supplements containing proanthocyanidin antioxidants to your vitamin routine.

 

6) Healthy Unrefined Oils

Coconut, Flax, Cod Liver and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

 

Switching from refined oils, hydrogenated oils and trans fats to unrefined oils will nourish your body and boost immune function. This will help you maintain a healthy weight. And, the omega-3 fatty acids in flaxseed and cod liver oil will energize your cells.

 

You can get more omega-3 fatty acids found in these oils by taking OMEGA 950 BY NUMEDICA.

 

7) Herbs & Spices

Cayenne pepper, Cinnamon, Cumin, Ginger, Mustard, Oregano, Turmeric

 

Adding flavor to your meals benefits more than just your taste buds. For instance, Turmeric, which contains the active ingredient curcumin, has been shown to decrease tumor size and fight colon and breast cancer. Regular black pepper enhances turmeric absorption to better fight inflammation.

 

There are even curcumin supplements that you can take- if turmeric isn’t your jam.