Cancer Fighting Veggies

Fresh vegetables contain vitamins, minerals and fiber that may help protect you from certain cancers. The list of vegetables believed to have cancer-fighting powers is extensive.

Here are a few readily available choices:

• Kale contains indoles, which may prevent a certain type of lesion from converting to cancerous cells.

• Flax is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are believed to protect against colon cancer.

• Broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower can help combat breast cancer thanks to a chemical component called indole-3-carbinol.

Making more informed food choices is one aspect of a natural cancer treatment strategy. It’s just a good health practice/ In addition to their cancer-fighting potential, these foods have other significant health benefits and can reduce the risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

But knowing the health benefits vegetables is one thing. Actually eating more of them is another.
One solution: Juicing. In recent years, juicing – blending veggies and extracting their nutrient-rich juices – has soared in popularity. A good juicer can cost under $100 and is an easy way to boost your vegetable consumption.

How to Use a Juicer to Increase Vegetable Intake

1. Choose fresh organic vegetables for your base. Your local farmers market is a good place to start. Cucumber and celery are ideal for a base.

2. Add greens. Kale, spinach, chard, dandelions, and parsley are excellent additions rich in beneficial nutrients.

3. Add flavoring ingredients. To give your green juice a little zest, consider adding a dash of ginger, garlic, lemon or lime. These ingredients have an alkalinizing effect, which is helpful because cancer cells cannot grow and reproduce in an alkaline environment.

4. Process with your juicer and enjoy! For maximum nutritional benefit, enjoy your drink immediately after juicing.

Nutrient-Rich Juicer Recipes

Here are two quick, easy, affordable juicer recipes to help you increase your daily intake of fruits and vegetables.

Lemon-Ginger-Kale Juice

Ingredients

1 cup fresh kale
1 cup cucumber, peeled and diced
1 to 2 inch piece of fresh ginger (to taste)
2 tablespoons of lemon zest

Preparation

Process all ingredients in your juicer and serve.
Cucumber-Spinach Juice

Ingredients

1 large cucumber, peeled
1 large handful of baby spinach leaves
Several sprigs of parsley

Preparation

Process all ingredients in your juicer and serve.

About the Author

This guest post was provided by NHWellnessCenters.com. Natural Horizons is an alternative cancer treatment center in Northern Virginia serving patients throughout the Mid-Atlantic.