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Nobody wants to develop cancer and there are preventative measures to implement in your diet to increase the body’s cancer-fighting ability. First and foremost, eliminate processed foods from your diet and introduce real foods from the Earth. The following gifts from Mother Nature will get you started.

Cruciferous vegetables contain sulforaphane, which kills cancer cells and as a result slows tumor growth. These vegetables provide your body with numerous other health benefits. Cruciferous vegetables include arugula, bok choi, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, horseradish, kale, radish and more.

You’ve probably heard about the benefits of consuming berries with regard to the antioxidants. But, did you know black raspberries, strawberries and jamun berries will help your body kill cancer cells? Apoptosis refers to the body’s natural process for killing cells. When this process goes wrong, cancer cells begin to grow. Fortunately, these berries have anthocyanins, ellagic acid and pro-apoptotic effects to help your body fend off cancer.

Avoid all processed sugars, refined oils and starches, dairy and farm-raised meat. These products contain an overabundance of chemicals and lead to inflammation, which causes cancer. Fish should be wild caught. Meat should be pasture raised and not fed grains.

Consuming a diet with a variety of colors will ensure you’re getting the diversity of nutrients you need. Do your research on the cancer-fighting abilities of greens, beans, onions, mushrooms and seeds. Don’t forget about the benefits of herbs, spices and tea. Remember, you are what you eat.

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