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Cancer Causing Foods

Hello friends,

In a previous article “Cancer Fighting Foods” we talked about the foods which have cancer fighting properties. Here today we are going to talk about “Cancer Causing Foods”, Maybe you are eating these foods in your regular life style, if not sure, don’t worry about that. This article will help you for “Fight Against Cancer“.

1) Avoid Microwave Popcorn

A bag of popcorn in the microwave when you want a quick and tasty snack, but is it really worth risking yourself for liver, testicular and pancreatic cancer.”Microwave popcorn is loaded with artificial butter, and the fumes from it contain the toxic compound diacytel that is associated with lung cancers,” says professor Eitan Yefenof, PhD, chairman of the Lautenberg Center for Immunology and Cancer Research at Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel.

2) Say no to smoking, tobacco and alcohol

The research linking alcohol to cancer risk is strong.Alcohol  is  second leading cause of cancer, right behind tobacco use. While a moderate or low consumption of alcohol can be healthy and lead to a reduced risk of heart disease, excessive drinking is known to cause heart failure, stroke, and sudden death. Excessive alcohol use is the biggest cause of mouth, esophagus, liver, colon, mouth, rectum and breast cancers.Clear patterns have emerged between alcohol consumption and the development of head and neck cancer, esophageal cancer, liver cancer, breast, and colon cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.

3) Avoid Canned Foods

Most cans are lined with a product called bisphenol-A (BPA), which has been shown to genetically alter the brain cells of rats. Leading UK cancer charity has written to major food manufacturers asking them to reveal details of their use of the controversial chemical BPA in food cans. The move follows a US study showing BPA is still widely used in cans despite being linked to a range of potentially serious health problems.There is a lot of evidence that BPA can have an affect on the human body even at very low levels.Many plastic goods, thermal paper, water lines, and many dental composites also contain BPA.

4) Avoid Grilled Red Meat

Yes, i know grilled food can taste delicious but preparing meats in this manner, releases a carcinogen called heterocyclic aromatic amines. the IARC review found that the strongest evidence linked processed meats (such as hot dogs, beef jerky, bacon and ham) to colorectal cancer with each hot dog size serving of processed meat eaten daily raising the risk by 18 percent over a lifetime.

5) Avoid Refined Sugar

Cancer cells love refined sugars, which hikes insulin levels and and promote cancer growth. High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is considered the worst offender and it’s found in any sweet you can think of. It’s been known for a long time that cancer cells feed off of sugar, so with so many people addicted to sugary treats, it’s no wonder why cancer rates have skyrocketed.

Cutting out sugar doesn’t help treat cancer, and sugar doesn’t directly cause cancer. Why then do we encourage people to cut down on sugary foods in our diet advice?

That’s because there is an indirect link between cancer risk and sugar. Eating lots of sugar over time can cause you to gain weight, and robust scientific evidence shows that being overweight or obese increases the risk of 13 different types of cancer.

6) Avoid Farmed Fish

PCBs are cancer-causing chemicals that may exist in farm-raised salmon at a concentration 16 times higher than wild salmon, and the level of dioxin is also higher, by a factor of 11 fold.

  • Commercial fish farming involves raising an incredible number of fish (such as salmon), in a crowded environment. Farm raised fish may have as much as 20% less protein compared to wild fish.
  •  A farming operation where they are treated with antibiotics, pesticides, and other carcinogenic chemicals to try and control the bacterial, viral, and parasitic outbreaks that result from cramming so many fish in a small space. Farmed fish also don’t have as much omega-3 as wild salmon.

7) The Silent Killer – Hydrogenated oils

Hydrogenated oils, also known as trans fats.Hydrogenated oils are vegetable oils which cannot be naturally extracted like olive oil, soy or canola oil.whose chemical structure has been altered to prevent rancidity in foods, which increases shelf life and saves money for food manufacturers. They’re packed with unhealthy omega-6 fats and have been proven to alter the structure of our cell membranes. Never cook with hydrogenated oils and check your labels for healthy oils like olive, soy and canola instead.

8) Soft drinks has zero nutritional benefit

Soft drinks, soda, etc., no matter what you call it, it’s still detrimental to your health. Soda is packed full of calories, sugar and artificial ingredients, and has ZERO nutritional benefit.Studies have shown that only drinking two sodas per week nearly doubles the risk of pancreatic cancer. There are plenty of alternatives out there, so next time you’re craving something sweet, think about what you’re putting into your body. Your health is an investment, never forget that.

9) Salty,pickled and smoked foods causes cancer

They may be delicious but too much salt has been linked to high blood pressure,( it has not been directly linked to cancer). As an alternative, eat cucumbers.If you eat 12g of salt a day, it can double the likely hood of stomach cancer. The recommended amount for an adult is just 6g a day.

  • Many salty, pickled and smoked foods are processed with the preservative nitrate, which changes in our bodies to N-nitroso composites, which are associate with high cancer-developing risks.
  • Smoked foods like meat or nuts absorb the smoke, which contains the same tar found in cigarettes.
  • Do you have a taste for these cravable foods now?

10) Processed white flour

When flour is refined, all nutritional value is removed. Then it’s bleached with chlorine gas to make it more appealing to consumers. The glycemic index for white flour is very high meaning it spikes your insulin levels without providing nutritional fuel. Carbohydrates are converted to sugars by your body, so excessive products that contain white flour can lead to increased insulin resistance. Simple sugars (like refined carbohydrates) are the preferred fuel source for cancer.

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Cancer Fighting Foods

Hello friends,

In a previous article “Fight Against Cancer” we talked about cancer properties ,what is cancer ? cancer cell division, cancer sign and symptoms and what’s the common treatments and other procedures and techniques. Here today we are going to talk about foods which have cancer fighting properties.

Are you eating enough cancer fighting foods, in your regular life style ?

If No, This article will help you to define your food category.

1) Leafy Green Vegetables

Mother is right all along. Grandma also told you they were good for you. Leafy Green exceptionally rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes, yet very low in calories, fats, sodium and other toxins. Leafy greens are the main ingredient of any healthy diet. Leafy greens are ideal for weight management as they are typically low in calories.

Leafy Green exceptionally rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes, yet very low in calories, fats, sodium and other toxins.

2) Kiwi fruit

Reduce risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other conditions.Studies have shown that increased consumption of plant foods like kiwifruit decreases the risk of obesity and overall mortality.

Consuming too much potassium can be harmful for those whose kidneys are not fully functional. If your kidneys are unable to remove excess potassium from the blood, it could be fatal.

Kiwifruit health risks

Beta-blockers, a type of medication most commonly prescribed for heart disease, can cause potassium levels to increase in the blood. High potassium foods such as bananas should be consumed in moderation when taking beta-blockers.

Consuming too much potassium can be harmful for those whose kidneys are not fully functional. If your kidneys are unable to remove excess potassium from the blood, it could be fatal.

3) Coffee, Caffeine, and Cancer

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute found that those who drink  around three or more cups of coffee a day  have a 15 percent lower risk of colon cancer than those who do not drink coffee. You might be surprised to know coffee beans are fall into highly antioxidant food category.it can help reduce inflammation also, which is the root of most diseases.

You might be surprised to know coffee beans are fall into highly antioxidant food category.

Here are just a few of the studies that support the notion that caffeinated coffee reduces risk of certain types of cancer.

  1. Oral Cancer: More than 4 cups of coffee a day help to decrease oral and head cancers by 39%.
  2. Uterine Cancer: Woman who drink more than two cups of coffee a day have less chance of uterine cancer.
  3. Prostate Cancer: Men who have 6 cups of coffee a day reduce their prostate cancer risk by 60%.
  4. Brain Cancer: At least 5 cups of coffee prevents certain types of brain cancer by 40%.
  5. Colon Cancer: At least 2 cups of coffee a day can cut colon cancer risk.
  6. Breast Cancer: At least 3 cups of coffee a day can prevent or delay the onset of certain types of breast cancer.
  7. Liver Cancer: Coffee drinkers have 41% less instance of liver cancer. A more recent study showed that 1-3 cups of coffee a day reduces risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma by 29%.
  8. Endometrial Cancer: Women who consume at least 3 cups of coffee a day have a 19% decreased risk of developing endometrial cancer.
  9. Caffeine protects against lung cancer. A new study published in the Experimental Hematology & Oncology journal showed that caffeine inhibits a couple of proteins found in lung cancer cells, which in turn prevents the cell’s growth and reproduction.
  10. Skin Cancer: A recent study published in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that caffeinated coffee drinkers were less likely to develop melanoma(Melanoma, also known as malignant melanoma, is a type of cancer that develops from the pigment containing cells known as melanocytes).The more coffee people consumed the less risk was observed.

4) Brilliant Blueberries

Blueberries are on top notch in terms of their antioxidant power. According to American Institute of Cancer Research.Blueberries are an excellent source of vitamins C and K, manganese and a good source of dietary fiber.

Blueberries are among the fruits highest in antioxidant power, largely due to their many phytochemicals: Anthocyanins, catechins, quercetin, kaempferol and other flavonoids Ellagitannins and ellagic acid Pterostilbene.

Blueberries contain numerous phytochemicals and nutrients, many of which are well studied in the laboratory. They also contain dietary fiber, which can act in several ways to lower cancer risk, including helping with weight control. Excess body fat increases the risk of seven different cancers, and dietary fiber can increase the feeling of fullness.

5) Ginger as an antioxidant and natural cancer fighter

Ginger Could Be More Powerful Than Chemotherapy . A new study reveals ginger contains a pungent compound that could be up to 10,000 times more effective than conventional chemotherapy in targeting the cancer stem cells at the root of cancer malignancy.

Ginger and its constituents help to inhibit the following cancers: Breast cancer,Colon and rectal cancer,Leukemia ,Liver cancer,Lung cancer,Melanoma,Pancreatic cancer,Prostate cancer,Skin cancer,Stomach cancer.

6) Glorious Grapes

Grapes contain natural chemicals that have the potential to stop the spread of cancer cells. Grapes  also contain ellagic acid, which is help to protect lungs against environmental toxins.Red grapes contains resveratrol, a potent phytochemical that helps to fight against cancer as well as heart disease and stroke.

Red grapes contains resveratrol, a potent phytochemical that helps to fight against cancer as well as heart disease and stroke.

 

7) The Powerful Pomegranate

Natural Cancer Treatment with Pomegranates could inhibit or completely stop cancer by drinking pomegranate juice and eating pomegranate seeds regularly. Recently, City of Hope researchers identified six chemicals in the pomegranate that suppress aromatase (A substance in the body that helps produce estrogen). About 70 percent of breast cancers need estrogen to grow, so pomegranate is a prime candidate for breast cancer blocking.

Natural Cancer Treatment with Pomegranates could inhibit or completely stop cancer by drinking pomegranate juice and eating pomegranate seeds regularly.

8) Add garlic to everything you eat

Garlic (contains sulfur compounds) has been used for centuries as a prophylactic and therapeutic medicinal agent. Importantly, garlic has been suggested to have both cancer preventive potential as well as significant enhancing effects on the immune system.

Garlic (contains sulfur compounds) has been used for centuries as a prophylactic and therapeutic medicinal agent.

9) Citrus Fruits Reduce Risk for some Cancers

Citrus fruits contain high levels of flavanoids, which have been shown to inhibit the growth and spread of tumors.

Sweet oranges: Blood orange, kumquat, navel, cara cara Mandarins: Clementine, tangerine, tangelo, calamondin Limes: Key lime, Persian, kaffir Grapefruit: White, ruby red, oroblanco Lemons: Meyer, eureka Other kinds: Citron, yuzu, ugli, Rangpur, pomelo, Buddha’s hand, kinnow.

10) Nuts and seeds you should eat every day

Almonds contains  much calcium as milk, and contain magnesium, vitamin E, selenium and lots of fiber. They can lower cholesterol and help prevent cancer.

Note: Cashews are not recommended for cancer patients due to potential levels of fungus.

  1. Almonds contain calcium , magnesium, vitamin E, selenium and lots of fiber. They have ability to lower cholesterol and helps to prevent cancer.
  2. Walnuts are extremely good for your heart and brain cells, walnuts contain ellagic acid a cancer fighting antioxidant.
  3. Pecans have lots of vitamins , minerals like Vitamins E and A, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, potassium, manganese, B vitamins, and zinc. And they help lower cholesterol.
  4. Brazil Nuts are a good source of protein, copper, niacin, magnesium, fiber, vitamin E, and an ideal source of selenium.
  5. Cedar Nuts/Pine Nuts have Vitamins A, B, D, E, P and contain 70% of your body’s required amino acids.
  6. Cashews are rich in minerals like copper, magnesium, zinc, iron and biotin. They are actually a low-fat nut, and like olive oil, they have a high concentration of oleic acid, which is good for your heart.

Flax seeds two tbsp of ground flax seed per day is good and easy to add to oatmeal. super anti-oxidants that help fight cancer. It also contains a lot of fiber and can reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

  1. Hemp seeds are a certified superfood with cancer and heart disease prevention properties. They are high in protein and fiber, with balanced omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.
  2. Flax seeds two tbsp of ground flax seed per day is good and easy to add to oatmeal. super anti-oxidants that help fight cancer. It also contains a lot of fiber and can reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
  3. Chia Seeds are incredibly healthy seeds rich in omega-3 oils, anti-oxidants, protein, calcium, and fiber also. Helpful for weight management.
  4. Sunflower seeds also help prevent heart disease and cancer with folate, phytochemicals, Vitamin E, selenium and copper.
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Fight Against Cancer

Hello friends,

Do you know, INDIA is currently the sickest nation as per recent data surveys, not just in terms of diseases, fitness as well. INDIA also on top notch on most depressed countries in Asia.

  • One woman dies of cervical cancer every 8 minutes in INDIA.
  • For every 2 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, one woman dies of it in INDIA.
  • As many as 2,500 persons die every day due to tobacco-related diseases in INDIA.
  • Smoking accounts for 1 in 5 deaths among men and 1 in 20 deaths among women, accounting for an estimated 9,30,000 deaths in 2010.

What is cancer ?

Cancer is unwanted growth of abnormal cells anywhere in a human body.And more than 100 types of cancers affect humans.

  • Cancers are classified based on the organ or we can say type of cell in which they originate.
  • Sarcomas are cancers that occur in the bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, or other connective or supportive tissue.
  • Carcinomas are cancers that occur on the skin or tissues that line internal organs.
  • Central nervous system cancers are cancers that occur in the cells of the brain and spinal cord.
  • Leukemias are cancers that occur in the cells of the blood and bone marrow.
  • Lymphomas are cancers that occur in the cells of the immune system and typically appear within the lymphatic system.

Normal cell division vs Cancer cell division

Cancer Signs and Symptoms

Cancer often has no specific symptoms, so it is important that people limit their risk factors and undergo appropriate cancer screening.Signs depend on the specific type and grade of cancer, although general signs and symptoms are not very specific, but the following can be found in patients with different cancers unusual bleeding, weight loss, pain, skin changes, tissue masses,fatigue, persistent cough, voice change, fever, lumps, or change in bowel or bladder function.

  • Tobacco use is the cause of about 22% of cancer deaths.
  • Another 10% are due to obesity, poor diet, lack of physical activity, and excessive drinking of alcohol.
  • Other factors include certain infections, exposure to ionizing radiation and environmental pollutants.
  • In the developing world nearly 20% of cancers are due to infections such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human papillomavirus infection.

These factors act, at least partly, by changing the genes of a cell. Typically many genetic changes are required before cancer develops. Approximately 5–10% of cancers are due to inherited genetic defects from a person’s parents.Cancer can be detected by certain signs and symptoms or screening tests.It is then typically further investigated by medical imaging and confirmed by biopsy (An examination of tissue removed from a living body to discover the presence, cause, or extent of a disease).

Treatment

There are many types of cancer treatment. The types of treatment that you receive will depend on the type of cancer you have and how advanced it is.

Common Treatments for Cancer

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Targeted Therapy
  • Immunotherapy

Other Procedures and Techniques

  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • Hyperthermia
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • Blood Transfusion and Donation
  • Lasers in Cancer Treatment