Did you know that some everyday foods and drinks can fight against cancer effectively. This information came out from a recent researches and concluded which 7 ordinary foods and drinks are the most beneficial in this particular case.
These chosen items not only do not feed cancer cells, but on the opposite side they prevent the tumor development in a first place. You will be surprised to hear that some of these foods and drinks are one of your favorite.
We are talking about red wine, tomatoes, blueberries, curry, black chocolate and green tea. Experts even believe that they are even more powerful than chemo.
The qualities that give them this power.
The process of creation of blood vessels in our bodies is known as angiogenesis. This process is enhanced in some stages in life, for instance, in newborns. On the other hand, this function is not often performed later in life, only in cases such as in restoring the tissues and capillaries in wounds.
The role of activators and inhibitor molecules is the regulation of this process. In most cases, the inhibitors are more important, but then the activators of angiogenesis become necessary in order to stimulate the increased vascular cell growth for the formation of new blood vessels.
These 7 foods function it that way, that impede the blood supply to the tumor cells, since they have anti-angiogenesis properties.
Namely, they need additional blood vessels in order to be supplied with nutrients and spread throughout the body (metastasis), through the blood. This means that their growth is conditioned by the tumor angiogenesis.
Fully- established cancer cells release their activators of angiogenesis molecules that cheat the body and trigger the growth of new blood vessels that supply the tumor to nutrients and oxygen. Inhibitors of angiogenesis are the new drugs in the modern world and they work in a way that is opposite to chemotherapy, the reason is because, they don’t attack the cancer cells and prevent the growth of blood vessels to the tumor.
Consuming these foods are significant in the improvement of the situation and thus regulate angiogenesis. By doing so, you will prevent the growth and spread of the microscopic tumors.
Here is some foods that can inhibit angiogenesis:
One of the most appreciated food for stopping angiogenesis are the tomatoes. According to a Harvard study, the people who consumed cooked tomato or tomato sauce for more then four times on a monthly basis, results showed that they had 50% reduction in the risk of prostate cancer.
The reason is because tomatoes are rich source of lycopene. Lycopene is a substance that is anti-angiogenic, in other words it dissolves in the fat and is thus absorbed through the digestive tract.
When foods containing lycopene are processed under high temperature or cooked with oil, the lycopene levels are raising up, this is the opposite situation in the case of vitamin C. Dishes with curries contain other beneficial substances as well.
Coffee and green tea
In the food chemotherapy include and two favorite drinks green tea and coffee.
The dark chocolate can be very beneficial for the heart, fights against bed cells and also it can improve the mood.
This amazing superfood can significantly improve health, and it melts all the fat.
What makes the red wine so special in this particular case is the substance called Resveratrol. The skin of the grapes is where these antioxidant is located. It reduces the risk of heart disease and leads to longevity and is also known for many other benefits.
Mainly what is confirmed by experts is that resveratrol kills bacteria, viruses and fungi, prolongs the life of animals, it improves the energy production of cells, glucose tolerance to diabetes, eliminates the dangerous free radicals, prevents cell damages caused by nuclear radiation, improves heart function, repairs the damaged DNA, it improves the physical and the mental status and also the concentration.
In 225 ml of red wine, 640 mcg of resveratrol can be found. Resveratrol supplements (often combined with extracts from grape or other antioxidants) are usually taken in doses of 200-600 mcg per day.
Pinot Noir and Bordeaux are the types that have larger amount of valuable polyphenol.
Blueberries and raspberries
Blueberries and raspberries are the ones that come from phytochemicals that protect again many cancers, it works in a way that is similar to the red grapes, reducing oxidative stress and stop angiogenesis.