Cancer deeply affects almost every corner of the United States and the world, with an estimated 1.7 million new cases of cancer diagnosed annually, according to the National Cancer Institute. With every 1.7 million cases, there is a greater ripple effect—cancer affects us all in some way or another, so finding a cure is paramount to the quality of life of all Americans. One of the ways that we can guard ourselves against this broad-spanning disease is through nutrition. But can we simply eat ourselves to a lower risk of cancer? Food is one way towards prevention, especially when a healthy, anti-cancer diet is coupled with physical activity and good lifestyle choices. According to the American Cancer Society, food additives, preservatives, processing, irradiated foods and other nutritional concerns could have an effect on a person’s likelihood of developing cancer. Thus, what we eat has an undisputed connection to cancer. Though we’re not entirely sure of every single food, drink or substance that causes or exacerbates the disease, we are sure of some. Building upon existing nutritional research, we have developed a Cancer Rescue Plan that helps you address nutritional deficiencies and eliminate potentially harmful foods to support a strong immune system.
What Does an Anti-Cancer Diet Look Like?So, with the research that’s available today, what might an anti-cancer diet look like? Here’s an example of some of the fundamental foods and supplements that you can use to build your preventative cancer diet.
- Plant-Based Foods—It’s all about staying away from meat and processed foods, opting instead for vegetables. We recommend eating a large amount of dark, leafy greens each day and limiting your fruit consumption to no more than 15 percent of your daily food intake. Some of the best greens for your anti-cancer diet are spinach, kale, collard greens and Swiss chard. Why? These foods contain carotenoids, which researchers believe are associated with a lower risk of all degenerative diseases.
- Antioxidants—Antioxidant isn’t just a buzzword. Researchers believe that eating foods rich in antioxidants helps the body neutralize free radicals and prevent oxidative stress, which can lead to increased risk of certain types of cancer, not to mention heart disease and other serious health issues. Antioxidants are found in a variety of fruits and vegetables, including blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, strawberries, dark green vegetables, grapes and nuts. It’s also important to note that some of these antioxidants also have powerful anti-inflammatory effects which can be quite beneficial to your health.
- Detoxifiers—Cleansing the body from toxins that may cause cancer is an important part of providing your body with the support it needs to guard against many serious health issues. We recommend adding Fiber Cleanse Powder to your cancer support diet. These powders contain 28 different herbs designed to help the body cleanse its colon and eliminate toxins.
- Water—You won’t get far if you’re not hydrated! It’s important that you add at least 0.5 ounces of high quality liquids (purified water, vegetable juice and liquids from raw foods) per pound of body weight to your diet if you’re looking to prevent serious health issues. Adding HydroBoost to your water helps enhance hydration and support your immune system by boosting protection against free radicals and hydrating the cells.