The University of Texas’s, MD Anderson Cancer Center, noted that research found up to one-third of the 1.4 million cases of cancer which occur every year within the United States may be prevented by making healthier choices with meals.
Eating the right foods has more than proven an effective means to lower your risk of cancer. And with so many delicious, anticancer choices, one specific, powerful, protective fruit tops the charts…and there are over 600 varieties of this single fruit!
Strawberries. Deliciously sweet, fragrant, and colorful, they are rich in antioxidants like vitamin C and help not only to prevent cancer but also:
- Protect against heart disease
- Boost cognitive abilities
- Reduce inflammation
- Help regulate blood sugar levels
Can They Really Stop Cancer in Its Tracks?
A study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry found strawberries to contain plenty of quercetin which causes cancer cells to self-destruct during the process of “apoptosis.” Quercetin dramatically reduced cell capability up to 80% after only eighteen hours of treatment using a strawberry extract!
Strawberries have been scientifically proven to have a huge impact on cancer cells within the colon. They also contain flavonoids that stop enzymes which are linked to lung cancer and damage your DNA. The American Institute for Cancer Research has found this fruit may even prevent cancer of the:
The anticancer properties found in strawberries boost up certain enzymes that terminate cancer-causing elements while slowing tumor growth.
The fiber and antioxidants like vitamin C, found in strawberries are an excellent and easy way to protect your body from cell damage which can lead to various cancers, especially the esophagus, colon, and breast.
Ellagic acid is also a strong component found in this berry which is also known to help prevent various cancers as it uses many combating methods to fight cancer at one time.
With these results, it is safe to say that strawberries should be in everyone’s diet to take action preventing cancer.
One Small Berry = Endless Health Benefits
By consuming sweet strawberries frequently, you can help your body:
- Prevent cancer
- Combat cancerous cells
- Eliminate damaged cells
- Hydrate skin
- Combat aging
- And so much more!
There are many easy ways to add more of these low glycemic index berries into your diet such as adding them to yogurt or cereal for breakfast, making strawberry smoothies, and even bake them into bran muffins!
And by topping healthy food choices off with regular exercise and not smoking can boost your prevention actions farther.
Here is a thick, delicious, anti-cancer smoothie that you can enjoy anytime!
(makes 2 x 8 ounce glasses)
- 4 large strawberries
- ¼ cup low-fat plain yogurt
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 tbsp. tahini (sesame seed paste)
- 1 medium banana
- ½ tsp. vanilla
- 1 tbsp. honey
- Remove strawberry stems and wash
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.