A balanced meal is essential when dealing with cancer or to have a cancer-free lifestyle. Particularly, some fruits and vegetables should be incorporated in the diet to reduce risk of cancer. In this article we will discuss about cancer fighting smoothies made by fruits and vegetables recommended by the American Cancer Society. These smoothies contain good quantity of anti-oxidants and have cancer-fighting properties. It is also easy to incorporate these smoothies in daily life without adjusting the diet too much.
Cancer Fighting Smoothies
Kale contains a compound called as organosulfur. This compound reduces the risk of various cancers including the deadliest one: colon cancer. A lot of research has been done on the compounds present in Kale and its role in preventing the growth of cancer cells and causing death of cancer cells, known as apoptosis. A couple of recipes are given below that you can try, both of which are tasty as well as healthy:
|Packed Kale Leaves||1 cup|
|Almond Milk||To taste|
|Chopped Kale Leaves||1 cup|
|Soy Milk||To taste|
Citrus and Tea
The risk of ovarian cancer is known to be reduced by tea and citrus fruits according to the research conducted at the University of East Anglia. In this study, dietary habits of 171,940 women in the age group of 25 to 55 years old were studies for over 3 decades. This particular recipe below is a good and effective ovarian cancer fighting smoothie for women.
|Home Brewed Green Tea||1.5 cup|
Free radicals in the body can be neutralized by intake of alkaline or ionized water. It is a powerful anti-oxidant which has surplus electrons. It helps in regulating the increased acidity present in the tissues and helps in preventing and reversing cancer, arthritis and other degenerative diseases. The following recipe made using alkaline water gives a good cancer fighting smoothie.
|Alkaline Water||1.5 cups|
Lauric, capric and caprylic acids are some of the fatty acids present in coconut which improve the immune function of the body by acting as anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral agents. Another compound found in coconut is called kinetin riboside, which inhibits the growth of multiple myeloma and other types of cancers like prostate, colon, breast cancer and lymphomas in animals. Given below are two wonderful recipes of cancer fighting smoothies using coconut:
|Coconut Water||1.5 cups|
|Coconut Water||1.5 cups|
Mangoes have bioactive compounds which have anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. A lot of studies have been done on the benefits of mango, and it helps in fighting colon and breast cancer effectively.
|Mango Pieces||1.5 cups|
|Almond or Soy Milk||To taste|