I started actively reading about Cancer Fighting Food in 1997 when my Father was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer and my research intensified in 2011 when I found out that my former neighbor was in her final stage of Cancer. They are so many disease fighting and preventing foods out there. For this post, I am only naming a few. Click on each one of them to learn about their health benefits (and possible side-effects, if any).
- Soursop Fruit
I fell in love with this Juicy fruit back in 1990 without knowing it benefits and worst, without knowing what it was called then. I later found that it was called “Corossol” (it’s French name). If I am not mistaken, I believe we had two Soursop trees growing in our front yard and I remember my Mother urging me not to eat too much and too fast. It would be great to have a few trees around here, from the Sweet Soursop.
How to Make/Use Soursop Tea (Source: Nature Chemo Care)
Boil 1 liter of water, then take 15 Soursop matured leaves (fresh or dried ones both have same effect) and 1 small stem cut into small pieces and put into the boiling water then continue to boil the water on medium flame for 30 minutes, until the water evaporates to 600 ml. Now the Soursop tea is ready to drink. Drink 1 cup (200 ml) filtered Soursop tea after cooling or warm, 3 times every day, in the morning, afternoon and in the night. For better taste you can add some honey (not sugar).
After drinking, the body feels the effects of heat, similar to the effects of chemotherapy but no side effects. In 1 or 2 weeks time you can feel the benefits of Soursop yourself, and in 4 weeks time the improvements can be checked with the doctor.
Note: every time you drink Soursop tea see that 30 minutes before and after, you don’t take any other food. Do not use it during pregnancy. Do not use in large single dosages and avoid long-term use.
- Green Tea
- Whole Grains
- Edible Mushrooms
- Omega-3 and Fish
- Cruciferous Vegetables
- Ginger, Garlic, Onions
- Some research firmly believe that Organic Food should be the only option out there (absence of pesticides and other chemicals). Other research, on the other hand, believe that Conventional Produce is the way to go and that there is no apparent difference between the two.
- Read book on Diet and Nutrition to educate yourselves and be accountable for your health.