Did you know that certain foods and drinks that you probably consume every day may protect you from the most dangerous diseases? A recent medical study highlights the importance of consuming these 7 ordinary, but delicious foods such as tomatoes, blueberries, curry and black chocolate and drinks such as red wine and green tea since they are believed to be more effective than chemotherapy.
So, what triggers their hidden power?
Angiogenesis is the normal process of blood vessels formation. Tumor angiogenesis is the process of growth and development of new blood vessels the tumors need to grow, caused by the chemicals and host cells near the tumor.
Activators and inhibitors molecules play an important role in regulation of this process and in stimulation of the increased vascular cell growth and formation of new blood vessels.
Scientists strongly recommend regular consumption of these 7 foods since they can prevent the blood supply to the tumor cells due to their anti-angiogenesis properties.
A Harvard study reported a greater reduction of the risk of prostate cancer in people who consumed cooked tomato or tomato sauce more than 4 times a week. There is a strong correlation between lypocene-rich tomatoes and lower cancer risk. A lypocene, substance found in tomatoes dissolves in the fat and is thus absorbed through the digestive tract.
Resveratrol is an anti-aging compound that comes from the skin of the grapes provides plethora of health benefits.
Studies have proven that red wine expands the life span due to its ability to prevent cancer, and kills bacteria, viruses and fungi successfully.
Research shows that Pinot Noir and Bordeaux have greater content of this powerful antioxidant and polyphenol.
Blueberries and raspberries
Research shows that regular consumption of both blueberries and raspberries help cancer prevention by reducing the oxidative stress and preventing the process of angiogenesis. They owe this effect to their rich antioxidant content. Their dark color comes from the phytochemicals responsible for cancer protection. In addition to this, they are extremely effective in the fight against ovarian cancer.
Dark chocolate has gained its popularity due to its healing powers. Scientists found antioxidant compounds known as flavonoids, present in dark chocolate (as well as in fruits and vegetables), can slow the growth of cancer by fighting off free radicals in the bloodstream and removing heavy metals.
Coffee and green tea
For the most cancer-fighting benefit, it is strongly recommended to drink both coffee and green tea since they are considered as the most beneficial drinks for cancer prevention.
One of the greatest existing benefits of turmeric is its potential anti-cancer activity. It is considered as super-food and can be of a great help in melting fat and for your overall health as well.
Increase the intake of these 7 amazing foods in your diet and you will notice significant improvements in your health and you will reduce the risk of cancer development.