We all know that eating a sufficient amount of fruits and vegetables is good for our overall health, and we are raised to believe that we need at least 5 pieces per day, but does eating these fruits and vegetables pose more benefits that we don’t know about? One benefit of eating fruit and vegetables which you probably didn’t know about (more specifically fruits), is that they can help fight off cancer. That’s right, cancer fighting fruits! How do they do it? Let’s take a look:
Almost every type of fruit contains what we call antioxidants. These antioxidants are essential to our health, as they are responsible for strengthening our immune system, fighting away disease and other unwanted antibodies, and even cancer prevention. It’s hard to believe that fruits can help you steer clear of cancer, but it’s true, and thanks to modern research, it is possible to know exactly what cancer fighting fruits we should be eating. Let’s take a look at 2 of the more popular ones:
You have all heard the phrase ‘an apple a day, keeps the doctor away’ right? Well, it could also be said that an apple a day, keeps the risk of developing prostate cancer away! Not only does eating apples on a regular basis help diminish the risk of developing prostate cancer, it also prevents the growth of cancerous tissues in the lungs, ultimately preventing lung cancer. Apples contain a type of flavonoid called quercetin, and this chemical is what is responsible for the previously mentioned benefits.
If one type of cancer fighting fruit could be called the ‘king’ (or queen!), it would most certainly be the berry. As you are well aware, berries come in a variety of forms, shapes and flavors, but the good thing is: They are all good for you! Berries are known to have the highest concentration of antioxidants of any fruit, and as we mentioned before, these antioxidants are what are responsible for the blockage of cancer development.
The way in which berries are responsible for the prevention of cancer, is by simply stabilizing the electrified free radicals in our bodies, which are what cause the development of cancerous tissues, and other chronic diseases. Eating berries on a daily basis can help keep you safe from all types of cancers, and other fatal diseases, so make sure you stock up on them!
Some of the ‘best’ berries (ones high in vitamins, and of course, antioxidants) include:
- Acai berries, which of course are an extremely hyped exotic fruit!