Newest research indicates that seven foods have the power to improve the effectiveness of cancer therapy and if they’re consumed on a regular basis, the further spread of cancerous cells can be prevented.
Besides being healthy, these foods are very tasty and you probably already enjoy eating them. They are black chocolate, blueberries, curry, tomatoes, green tea, and red wine. They’re very healthy because they inhibit angiogenesis and thus, stop the blood supply to the cancerous cells and this prevents their growth. When the cells don’t have new blood vessels, they don’t receive the needed nutrients and oxygen to spread.
You’re probably wondering what’s angiogenesis? This is a physiological process of blood vessel formation in the early stages of fetal development. This process takes place when we damage blood cells through burns, cuts, and other injuries. This process of formation of new blood vessels is associated with cancer, as you read above.
Activators and inhibitors lead the process and even though most of research on cancer is focused on inhibitors, the activators cause the creation of new blood cells. In fact, most cancer drugs are inhibitors that serve to neutralize the activity of the activators and stop angiogenesis. The foods presented below are vital since they have the same anti-angiogenesis effect, but without the harmful side effects that pharmaceutical drugs have.
This healthy spice can be very helpful for people who want to lose weight, but it also has the power to prevent cancer onset.
Raspberries and blueberries
These two types of berries have anti-cancer properties and are rich in phytochemicals. Moreover, they reduce the oxidative stress and angiogenesis.
According to a Harvard study, regular consumption of organic tomatoes lowered the risk of prostate cancer by staggering 50%! The study also showed that tomatoes can prevent angiogenesis because they’re rich in lycopene, a powerful anti-cancer agent.
Green tea and coffee
These two beverages increase the level of energy and prevent the development of cancerous cells.
The resveratrol which is found in the skin of grapes can prevent premature aging and heart disease. Also, it can improve the glucose tolerance, remove free radicals, viruses, and bacteria, increase the mental alertness and energy, and repair DNA.
Chocolates that have 70% cocoa are great for the health of the heart and for the enhancement of the effect of the cancer therapy.