Charity may begin at home, but Cancer prevention begins at the Supermarket.
There are many common foods that can help prevent cancer. A recent study found that women who drank at least 4 cups of caffeinated coffee?had a 25% lower risk of developing uterine cancer, compared to those who drank less than 1 cup of coffee a day.? Coffee can reduce the risk of a host of cancers including breast, uterine, kidney, liver, colon and prostate.
You don?t even have to buy expensive foreign ?special blends?. ?In fact, local generic off the shelf roasted beans are better because they contain antioxidants that suppress cancer cells. By drinking just one cup of regular coffee per day, you can reduce your risk of cancer. To get the full benefit of coffee?s cancer-fighting properties, drink 3 cups a day.
Nutritious?foods, especially fresh fruits and vegetables, help slow the growth of cancers and can also prevent their?reccurence. ?Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and?brussels sprouts help detoxify the body and?cut off blood supply to cells that form cancerous tumors. ?Collards have vitamins K, A and C which?to help fight inflammation.?? The vitamins found?in collards also help to?protect women against ovarian cancer.
The method?of preparing these cancer fighting?cruciferous vegetables like collards, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and brussels sprouts is simple:
- Clean and slice the vegetables and cook them for about 5-10 minutes. (Tearing the leaves of the collards first will release cancer-fighting enzymes).
- ?Steaming ?or microwaving the vegetables ?rather than boiling the vegetables will help retain nutrients that ward off cancer.
Cannellini, kidney and navy beans are?also?effective cancer-fighting foods.??These types of beans?have more dietary fiber than red beans.? A home care nurse can help?locate recipes and prepare?meals that will be nutritious and help fight cancer and other diseases.