Many people have cancer, but few know what to do during and after treatment. The information we brought is exceptional for those who face the disease. According to research, certain foods can inhibit the growth of cancer. We are not talking about expensive or hard-to-find ingredients.
What can help your healing is probably already in your kitchen at home. Before we talk about it, it is essential to explain what exactly happens to the body when suffering from this condition. Angiogenesis is the process that renews blood cells, thanks to the body’s chemical reactions. When everything is in balance, it means the person is healthy. However, when there are tumors, angiogenesis is stimulated to increase the blood supply. The result: the tumor is nourished by nutrients, spreading throughout the entire body.
In this process, what we could do is naturally inhibit angiogenesis from a specific diet. Food interferes with the metastasis mechanism and blocks the formation of new blood vessels that support the tumor. In other words, cancer cells stop feeding and thus can starve. Some foods help to kill cancer cells. Check out the essential ingredients during and after the treatment:
- Green Tea
The catechins in this tea contain chemo preventive and antiangiogenic qualities as well as being a potent antioxidant. Studies have shown that drinking two or three cups of green tea a day already inhibits angiogenic signals, reducing tumor cell invasion by 50%.
- Resveratrol Supplements
Resveratrol is an antioxidant that inhibits angiogenesis. It also detoxifies and eliminates body fat. It is found mainly in purple grapes, in wine and is already sold in capsules. See your doctor find the dosage that’s right for you.
Lycopene is a natural pigment present in tomatoes, capable of inhibiting angiogenesis, and this has been scientifically proven.
- Turmeric (turmeric)
This ingredient has chemopreventive and antiangiogenic properties. Thus, it inhibits the formation of cancer cells. In one survey, individuals who consumed four grams a day of turmeric had a 40% reduction in the number of premalignant cancer markers.
One study proved that a cup and a half of blackberry a day could reduce the rate of precancerous lesions by 57%. This is due to the antioxidant pterostilbene.
Curry attacks cancer cells within 24 hours of consumption. To give you an idea, many scientists believe that this wonderful spice can prevent cancer. So, add curry to your dishes.
Flavonol, present in cocoa beans, is an antioxidant that reduces damage to cells. As we’ve said, cancer develops from diseased cells. When we consume cocoa, which is rich in this potent antioxidant, cancer cells are slowed down. Our tip is: add cocoa to your smoothie or dessert but never add sugar.
- Medicinal Mushrooms
Phellinus linteus (also known as “black shell”) is a medicinal mushroom native to East Asia. A 2003 study showed that an extract of Phellinus linteus had significant antitumor effects which is the benefit of Phellinu Linteus (เห็ด กระถิน พิมาน สรรพคุณ which is the term in Thai). Its extract can be purchased in powder or oil at stores that sell Chinese medicinal herbs. Another medicinal mushroom is the Ganoderma, also known as the lingzhi mushroom. It has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine because it is rich in anti-cancer properties.