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[] Protein And Super Foods - Helping The "Phyt" Against Cancer

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There was always a reason why your mother made you eat broccoli and carrots as
a child. Mother always said it was good for you, even though you may have
cringed and she may not have specifically known why. Today researchers and
scientist are proving her right.These are some of the now classed ?super foods?
that aren?t just healthy ingredients; these contain cancer fighting ingredients
called phytochemicals.Phytochemicals are chemicals in plants and vegetables that
have disease preventive properties for humans. What nature has developed for
plants to protect themselves from viruses and diseases, can help us homosapiens
to fight the same things.Here?s the list of top ten super foods1. Broccoli,
cabbage, cauliflower and vegetables from the cruciferous family. These contain
indoles which increase liver enzyme activities to detoxify carcinogens from the
body. Researchers have found that people who eat more of these types of
vegetables reduce their risk of lung, stomach, colon, rectum and prostate
cancers. 2. Beans and legumes including soy Legumes are not only high in
protein and an outstanding source of fiber but they are rich in saponines and
cancer suppressors such as phytic acid. Saponins help by keeping normal cells
from turning into cancer cells and prevent cancer cells from growing. Soy
contains isoflavones which is a class of phytoestrogens. These substances
regulate hormone function in women. These have estrogenlike effects and thus
for breast cancer patients or breast cancer survivors it is best to consult your
doctor regarding whether a diet containing soy is right for you. 3. Berries
and cherries The dark blue, red and purple colors in berries are produced by
anthocyanins a powerful antioxidant which protect cells from being damaged. 4.
Onions, garlic, chives and vegetables from the Allium family These are high in
antioxidants called allyl sulfides that are a compound that acts as a cancer
blocking or suppressing agent. 5. Carotenoid vegetables which are the deep
orange, yellow, red and green vegetables such as (red peppers, carrots,
yams, and spinach) Carotenoids may protect against rapid cell production which
possibly increases the risk of cancer. Again, these are high in antioxidants
and studies have reported a relationship between low risk for cancer and high
consumption of foods which contain antioxidants. 6. Fish High in protein and
rich is omega 3 fatty acids. Fish protects against cancer because it restricts
the production of tumor promoters such as prostaglandins. 7. Tomatoes High in
lycopene a phytochemical that has several effects. As an antioxidant it stops
free radicals from harming the DNA in cell membranes and it also restores
communication between cells found in tumors and can signal their growth to halt.
8. Mushrooms particularly shiitake and maitake Contain polysaccharides which
stimulate the immune system and protect against cancer by allowing the immune
system to destroy cancer cells. 9. Nuts and seeds, including flaxseed An
excellent source of protein and in nut butter formats are easy foods to digest
particularly when undergoing cancer treatments. Some research has suggested
that nuts help decrease prostate cancer. A caution to patients with
estrogen-receptor positive cancers, flaxseeds should be eaten in moderation. 10.
Green tea Polyphenols found in green teas are known to inhibit compounds
involved in tumor survival and metastasis. These may interact with medications
that you may be taking so please consult with your medical practitioner.Make it
organic Organic produce is grown without using harmful chemicals and toxins;
this not only makes them taste better but is much healthier for the body.Mix it
with a heavy protein diet It is recommended when working with patients
undergoing cancer treatments that they have a high protein diet. Proteins are
our natural building blocks. It seems logical then that when the body is
undergoing intense stress and the need to repair itself and protect itself from
infections, that more building blocks would be required than normal.It is also
optimal to try to get this protein from non-animal sources such as fish,
legumes, grains and vegetable proteins. It is recommended that animal sources
of protein be a secondary choice but if you must choose this then work with
skinless chicken or turkey, eggs and low-fat cheeses. Avoid the processed meat
products and red meats.Adding additional sources of protein such as whey protein
powders in almost everything you consume; can help gain the protein needed
without having to eat heavy meals throughout the day.Whilst all of this
information is critical for cancer patients to help them be the strongest they
can during a difficult time, we should all to heed to these dietary suggestions
and benefits. If we didn?t believe our mothers before, we should believe the
experts now!As a personal chef I work with my clients to ensure that each menu
plan not only meets their personal dietary preferences, but contain ingredients
for optimal health!Please go to www.mothershelpinghand.com for more
information.Vanessa Bathfield Personal Chef Mothers Helping Hand
www.mothershelpinghand.com www.chefvanessabathfield.com Ph: (310) 841-0273
Source: The Cancer Lifeline cookbookChef Vanessa Bathfield is owner of Mothers
Helping Hand a personal chef service in Los Angeles, California helping busy
families and supporting cancer survivors by providing delicious, nutrious meals
prepared specifically for them in their home. Making lives easier by providing
a restaurant in your own home!

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