Scientific Evidence for an Anti-Cancer diet! - Britt's Superfoods

Scientific Evidence for an Anti-Cancer diet!

You might have seen the article in this week’s Daily Mail about what to eat to beat Breast Cancer.

I have dug down into some published medical research articles that review the evidence for an Anti- Cancer Diet. It is totally exciting research and I hope the whole world will read this!

The article, written by Michael S Donaldson, titled Nutrition and cancer: A review of the evidence for an anti-cancer diet, starts off by summerising the findings having reviewed an impressive 238 published articles on the topic.

They conclude from the review that between 30-40 percent of all cancers can be prevented by lifestyle and diet alone! 

When the diet is compiled according to the guidelines in this article, they say that it is likely that there would be at least a 60–70 percent decrease in breast, colorectal, and prostate cancers, and even a 40–50 percent decrease in lung cancer, along with similar reductions in cancers in other places.

They conclude by saying that by following this diet, cancer prevention is certainly possible, and cancer reversal in some cases is quite likely.

How encouraging and empowering for us all!

The key factors that gives us cancer are:

  • Obesity,
  • Nutrient depleted foods such as concentrated sugars and refined flour products that lead to impaired glucose metabolism (which leads to diabetes),
  • Low fiber intake,
  • Eating red meat,
  • Imbalance of omega 3 and omega 6 fats. (Britt’s comment: Omega 6 is found in vegetable fats,  such as Sunflower, Safflower, Grapeseed oils!).

    The Diet that will lower the cancer risk contains:

    • Flax seed, especially its lignan fraction
    • A large amount of fruits, vegetables and particularly green vegetables high in chlorophyll.
    • Onions and garlic (Allium vegetables) and cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli (cruciferous vegetables) are  especially helpful.

      Protective elements in a cancer prevention diet include:

      • Selenium,
      • Folic acid,
      • Vitamin B12,
      • Vitamin D,
      • Chlorophyll
      • Antioxidants such as carotenoids,
      • Digestive enzymes and probiotics

      The researches conclude that such a diet would be conducive to preventing cancer and would favor recovery from cancer as well.

      So this is what we should do

      Donaldson mentions that one of the most important messages of modern nutrition research is that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables protects against cancer. He adds that the greatest message is that this same diet also protects against almost all other diseases, too, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. He continues that particularly raw vegetables, were found to be protective and that 85% of the studies that looked into a raw vegetable diet found a protective effect.

      An Anti-cancer would look like this:

      Donaldson says, what is the result when all of these things are put together? What if all of these factors reviewed here were taken into account and put into practice?

      This anticancer diet would have:

      • Adequate, but not excessive calories,
      • 10 or more servings of vegetables a day, including onions, garlic, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage,
        Donaldson concludes- vegetable juices could meet part of this goal,
      • 4 or more servings of fruits a day,
      • High in fiber,
      • No refined sugar,
      • No refined flour,
      • Low in total fat, but containing necessary essential fatty acids,
      • No red meat,
      • A balanced ratio of omega 3 and omega 6 fats and would include DHA,
      • Flax seed as a source of phytoestrogens,
      • Supplemented with ~200 μg/day selenium,
      • Supplemented with 1,000 μg/day B-12 (methylcobalamin),
      • Very rich in folic acid (from dark green vegetables),
      • Adequate sunshine to get vitamin D, or use 1,000 IU/day supplement,
      • Very rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals from fruits and vegetables, including α-carotene, β-carotene, β-cryptoxanthin, vitamin C (from foods), vitamin E (from foods),
      • Very rich in chlorophyll,
      • Supplemented with beneficial probiotics,
      • Supplemented with oral enzymes

      Comment by Britt:

      Okay, so how do we get all of these vegetable into our daily diet? 10 servings per day!
      Well, juicing raw vegetables, and particularly green vegetables, adding a spoonful of omega 3 to the mix- is a hugely easy and very effective way indeed!.

      Facts about wheatgrass juice:

      • 1 oz Wheatgrass Juice contains as much Vitamin E as 700 gr of broccoli; that is 12 times more than broccoli!.
      • 100g wheatgrass contains weight for weight: 270% more Vitamin A compared to broccoli
      • 1600% RDA of B12 – that is almost as much as in shellfish!
      • 17 times more Vitamin B5 than banana
      • 7.5 times the amount of precious green chlorophyll than broccoli

      This means when you drink Wheatgrass Juice daily you are doing a whole lot of good for your health.

      If you want to read more, you can find Donaldson’s complete article here

      You can also read more about findings from scientific articles on the www.wheatgrassevidence.org page here

       

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      Follow the recipe on the photo and gain from both vegetables and fruits.

      Ingredients

      4 apples

      1 broccoli stalk

      2 to 4 wheatgrass Juice cups

      handful spinach

      2 pears

      The broccoli stalk contains an anti cancer substance, so great to add.

      This is what you do

      Simply juice all the ingredients and put the spinach and broccoli stalk between the apples for maximum extraction. Either defrost the Wheatgrass Juice before and add to the freshly extracted juice, or simply transfer the ready juice to a blender and then add the frozen wheatgrass juice and wiz for 10 seconds until smooth!

      Soo deliciously strengthening & revitalising! 🙂

       

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