Breast cancer super foods

Whole foods resemble the body part they will benefit and protect.

Whole foods which resemble the shape of a breast indicate that they will offer biological health benefits for the breasts. Unfortunately these whole foods may not be strong enough on their own to prevent breast cancer, but eaten together as part of an oxidized oil free diet, they may perform wonders! Whole foods are supposed to be combined together, to create nutritionally well balanced meals. When you choose the foods your body needs, those foods become medicinal.

A partial list of whole foods which benefits the breasts and protects them from breast cancer is:

Vegetables
Fruits
Garlic Blood orange
Mushrooms [Maitaki] Blueberry
Mushrooms [White button] Grapefruit
Red cabbage Navel oranges
Red onions Peach
Strawberries
Tangerines

(keep checking back, this list will be updated with each additional finding)

Vegetables

Garlic

Garlic and garlic-derived oil-soluble compound diallyl disulfide (DADS) and garlic constituent diallyl trisulfide (DATS) are effective in suppressing breast cancer by inducing apoptotic cell death. DADS activate the of metabolizing enzymes that detoxify carcinogens, the suppression of DNA adduct formation, the inhibition of the production of reactive oxygen species, the regulation of cell-cycle arrest and the induction of apoptosis. It also synergizes the effect of eicosapentaenoic acid, a breast cancer suppressor and antagonizes the effect of linoleic acid, which is a breast cancer enhancer.

Selenium-enriched garlic or organoselenium compounds provide more potent protection against mammary carcinogenesis than natural garlic or the respective organosulfur analogues. Garlic-derived organosulfur compounds (OSCs) have highly effective antitumor effects.

Maitaki mushrooms

Maitaki mushroom posses beta glucan which stimulates proliferation and activation of white blood cells, known as monocytes, in patients with advanced breast cancer. It effectively stimulates an immune response from T-cells, NK cells, cytokines interleukin (IL) 1 and 2, as well as macrophages.

Beta glucans are naturally occurring fibers made up of polysaccharides. Polysaccharides are made up of of multiple sugars, joined together forming chains of glucose molecules; which are principle constituents of the cell walls of fungi, bacteria and yeast. Polysaccharides are biologically active, meaning they can carry biological data through their branch-like structures; which may be why beta glucan has been found to be one of the safest therapies available, for providing immune-stimulating and cancer fighting properties.

Red cabbage

Red cabbage possesses resveratrol – the most powerful & natural anti-cancer factor known to man. Which provides a booster effect for all other minerals and vitamins, its a destroyer of the vessels that feed tumors and it works to block metastasis of malignant cells.

The rich red color of red cabbage indicate a large concentration of anthocyanin polyphenols which increases the amount of protective phytonutrients when compared to green cabbage. Anthocyanin pigments provide health benefits in the form of dietary antioxidants, anti-inflammatory benefits; plus they are gaining attention due to their potentially protective, preventative and therapeutic roles in disease.

Sulforaphane is also present in red cabbage, it has the power to inhibit the harmful enzyme Histone Deacetylase (HDAC), known to be involved in the progression of cancer cells.

Red Onion

Red onion contains high levels of both quercetin and anthocyanin. Anthocyanin helps to enrich the scavenging properties of quercetin, helping to prevent cancer cell growth while providing many more health benefits.

White button mushroom

White button mushrooms prevent the proliferation of breast cancer cells, thanks to the mushrooms polysaccharides, which are known for their immuno-modulating and anti-tumor properties. They also contain calcium and vitamin D for strong healthy bones. Their anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties help to prevent ear infections too.

Fruits

Blood orange

The blood orange is high in antioxidants. They possess the flavonoid anthocyanin as well as carotenoids. Anthocyanins have a proven ability to reduce cancer cell proliferation and to inhibit tumor formation.  The blood orange (not the lighter shades of pink) contain the anthocyanin named chrysanthemin which protects against human breast cancer cells in vitro and in vivo by inducing apoptosis.

Blueberry

The blueberry possesses a phytochemical named Pterostilbene, which is closely related to resveratrol, but much more effective. It inhibits the growth of breast cancer cells by inducing apoptosis, cell cycle arrest and prevention of the proliferation of breast cancer cell. Pterostilbene contains two extra methyl groups than resveratrol does, plus it is more stable, offering a higher bioavailability. Pterostilbene has proven anticancer, anti-inflammation, antioxidant, apoptosis, anti-proliferation and analgesic effects.

Grapefruit

The grapefruit possesses Astaxanthin and Naringin properties. Astaxanthin prevents the proliferation of blood vessels to cancer cells; thereby starving and killing the cancer cells which have taken root in the breasts fat cells.

Naringin is a major flavonoid extracted from citrus fruits, which has been reported to exert promising anticancer activities. It inhibits cell proliferation while promoting cell apoptosis.

Navel Orange

The navel orange possesses Astaxanthin and limonoid properties. Astaxanthin prevents the proliferation of blood vessels to cancer cells; thereby starving and killing the cancer cells which have taken root in the breasts fat cells. They also grow the breasts bigger while helping to prevent breast cancer growth. Limonoids prevent estrogen-responsive breast cancer.

Strawberry

Strawberries prevent breast cancer cell growth. They possess phenolic acids, flavonoids and the phytochemicals anthocyanin and ellagitannins. Strawberries provide antioxidant, anit-cancer, anti-neurodegerative, and anti-inflammatory benefits.

The phenolic acids provided by strawberries include gallic acid, protocatechuic acid, p-hydroxybenzoic acid, vanillic acid, caffeic acid, p-coumaric acid, ferulic acid, ellagic acid, and cinnamic acid plus various types of flavonoids (flavone: luteolin; flavonols: rutin, myricetin, quercetrin, and quercetin; flavanols: gallocatechin, epigallocatechin, catechin, and catechin gallate; anthocyanidins: malvidin-3-galactoside, malvidin-3-glucoside, and cyanidin) making it a perfect nutraceutical.

Tangerine

Tangerine possess Astaxanthin, Tangeretin & Nobiletin properties which are all effective in the fight against breast cancer. While Astaxanthin is capable of decreasing proliferation of malignant cells; the two flavonoids Tangeretin and Nobiletin inhibit the growth of melanoma cells.

Tangeretin is found in tangerine and other citrus peels. It strengthens the cell wall and acts as a plant’s defensive mechanism against disease causing pathogens.

Nobiletin is found in Citrus fruit. Its a phytochemical which offers anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activities; plus cholesterol lowering activities while improving impaired memory loss and treats acne.

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