After watching the documentary Forks and Knives, I’ve become fascinated with the idea that everything we put into our mouths can actually work for or against our health. The documentary favors plant-based diets as a primary source of cancer-fighting foods. But you don’t have to go fully vegan to enjoy the benefits of a healthy diet. Here are the 5 top foods which have shown significant potential to beat, fight, and hold cancer at bay and a few favorite recipes that will help you include these vital ingredients in your daily diet.
Blueberries 1 of 5Blueberries contain anthocyanins which may fight cancer. Thevvitamin C in blueberries may also block the effects of cancer-causing free radicals, help prevent cancer from spreading, while enhancing immunity.
Try using it in this recipe for a Blueberry Smoothie with Acai.
Dark Chocolate 2 of 5A single square of Dark Chocolate contains twice as many as a glass of red wine and almost as many as a cup of green tea properly steeped. These antioxidants can slow the growth of cancer cells.
Try using it in this recipe for Homemade Dark Chocolate Twix bars.
Garlic 3 of 5A drop of garlic oil applied to a cancer cell in the lab kills the cancer cells. Adding fresh garlic or garlic oil to your favorite recipes is a great way to add flavor, and cancer-fighting power.
Try using it in this recipe for Crispy Oven-Baked Garlic Parmesan Fries.
Green Tea 4 of 5Green Tea is an antioxidant powerhouse. When added to your diet, green tea lends flavor and fight to your diet.
Try using it in this recipe for Watermelon Green Tea Punch.
Red Wine 5 of 5Red Wine contains resveratrol, which acts on genes known to protect healthy cells against aging. It can also slow the three stages of cancer development.
Click for the recipe from Classic Cobb Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette.