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7 healthy foods and drinks are known to stop the cancer from growing and spreading. These include tomatoes, red wine, blueberries, black chocolate and green tea besides others. They can be more effective than chemotherapy, some scientists claim.

What is the source of their power?

The secret in these foods’ efficiency lies in their ability to cut off the blood supply to the tumor cells. This ability is called anti-angiogenesis, and it’s a process that involves the formation of new blood vessels in the body. It is enhanced in newborns, and activated in cases of wounds or when some tissues and capillaries need to be regenerated in adults. Angiogenesis is regulated predominantly by inhibitor molecules.

When there are cancer cells present in the body, they stimulate the activators to increase the vascular cell growth for creation of new blood vessels. The cancer cells release their own activators of angiogenesis, and “cheat” the body to stimulate growth of new blood vessels, which should provide the tumor cells with enough oxygen and nutrients in order to survive.

Foods that stop angiogenesis

Tomatoes

Consuming tomatoes more than four times a month can reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 50%, a Harvard study has found. The lycopene in tomatoes has anti-angiogenesis properties. Lycopene is a natural compound that is fat-soluble and requires proper absorption in the digestive tract. When you cook tomatoes on high temperatures or in oil, their vitamin C content gets considerably increased.

Turmeric

This wonderful spice will boost the fat-burning process and improve your overall health.

Red wine

Red wine contains resveratrol – a powerful antioxidant that can significantly reduce the risk of cancer and extend your life. Resveratrol has been found to inhibit cancer cell growth, kill various bacteria, viruses and fungi, increase the longevity of animals, improve the energy production of cells, destroy free radicals, increase the glucose tolerance to diabetes, improve the function of the heart, improve mental and physical concentration, repair the damaged DNA and prevent cell damage caused by nuclear radiation.

Only 225 ml. of resveratrol contain 640 mcg. of this polyphenol, which is present in bigger amounts in Bordeaux and Pinot Noit. Resveratrol supplements can be taken in doses ranging from 200 to 600 mcg. daily.

Blueberries

Blueberries and raspberries contain a lot of phytochemicals that can prevent different types of cancer. They can also help reduce the oxidative stress and stop angiogenesis. Blueberries are known to reduce the risk of developing ovarian cancer.

 

Source:http://healthandnaturalmedicine.com/