With so much disease in the world today , it seems that everyone has had at least one close friend or family member affected by one type of cancer or another. Cancer is one of the top health risks in the world, affecting so many people no matter what their age or gender. I have had several loved ones in my life who have had to face the battle of all that comes with this ugly disease. Some of wich have won the battle and others who weren’t so lucky.
The most inspirational story of all would be that of my Grandmother. My Grandma was a seemingly healthy person, living a good life and one day with no warning was hit with the horrible news from her doctor that life had taken a turn. In June of 2013 she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of endometrial cancer. Things moved very fast from the moment she discovered she was sick, the cancer was very aggressive. In less than 2 months time it seemed the doctors and nurses had given up, she was now too weak to continue any sort of treatment plan. My families world had been turned upside down. Unbelievably it was my Grandma who stayed strong til the end. She held her head up high and tried to prepare everyone for what was to come. Not living in the same city as her was devastating. I wanted to be there for her and the rest of my family, I couldn’t believe that this was the end. There had to be something else we could do or someone else that could help. Then one day her GP took a stand and said this isn’t it, we are going to fight! And within weeks he had her relocated to a better hospital with better doctors that specialized in cancer. By December of that year she was cancer free and still is today! My Grandma is truly an inspirational person, had she not been so determined and strong-willed, she may not be with us today. I love her with all my heart, her journey has taught me the true value of life and that we should live each day to its fullest. As you never know what day may be your last.
So let’s start the battle now, be proactive and don’t let this disease get to you. The first step to fighting cancer can be as simple as what you put in your mouth each day. These 3 superfoods you are going to read about now, are packed full of phytonutrients. When you eat or drink phytonutrients, they help prevent disease and keep your body working properly.
3 cancer fighting superfoods you should eat everyday!
All cruciferous veggies (such as kale, cabbage and cauliflower) contain cancer-fighting properties, but broccoli is the only one with a such a large quantity of sulforaphane, a particularly strong compound that boosts the body’s protective enzymes and flushes out cancer-causing chemicals.
Helps fight: breast, prostate, liver, lung, skin, stomach, and bladder cancers
Tip: The more broccoli, the better, so add it wherever you can, from smoothies ,salads, omelettes and the top of your pizza.
All berries are packed with cancer-fighting phytonutrients. Especially black berries and raspberries, they contain very high concentrations of phytochemicals called anthocyanins, which slow down the growth of premalignant cells and keep new blood vessels from forming (and potentially feeding a cancerous tumor).
Helps fight: oral, skin, and esophageal cancers
Walnuts contain phytosterols (cholesterol-like molecules found in plants) which have been shown to block estrogen receptors in breast cancer cells, possibly slowing cell growth.
Helps fight: breast and prostate cancers
I hope you all find this information useful, you too can live a healthier lifestyle and work to protect yourself and your family from diseases like cancer. Please leave your comments below , I love hearing your suggestions and feedback. For more great info check out my post about the 5 amazing health benefits of turmeric.