Cancer has a high mortality rate, mostly because of abnormally behaving cells.
This leads to the progression of cancer cells, metastasis, and tumor growth.
Yearly, over one million individuals living in the United States get cancer. In 2009, the expected number of deaths to be caused by cancer each year was 562,340.
What Cancer-Fighting Foods Should You Be Eating?
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One of the best foods for any diet is greens, because they contain many vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and antioxidants. Another plus is that they have few fats, calories, and sodium. These antioxidants, like vitamin C and beta-carotene, are well-known for fighting against cancer.
Greens also contain glucosinolates, which provide antibacterial and antiviral benefits. In addition, they include inactive carcinogens, which work to reprogram cancer cells and prevent the formation of tumors and metastasis. These work to fight against cancer during the digestive processes and become able to prevent cellular growth of cancer.
These chemicals which prevent cancer growth are indoles, thiocyanates and isothiocyanates. Isothiocyanates work to detoxify the body. One way to eat leafy greens and obtain their benefits is by juicing, which makes them easier to digest.