Cancer Preventing Super Foods
by Dr. John
heart disease kills most of us, it seems in general we dread cancer more. It is even sometimes
called, "The Big C" and code worded by doctors as "CA" apparently because we don’t even like to say
or hear the word! Interestingly, after of billions of dollars in research it appears that the
quotes below, credited to two famous men, were truly prophetic.
"Let your food be your medicine"-
"The doctor of the future. . .will interest his patients in diet,
care of the human frame, and in the prevention of disease." - Thomas Edison
In 1992, a scientist named Caragay developed a hierarchy of
potential cancer preventative foods. The National Cancer institute is currently investigating these
foods, specifically those at the top of the pyramid*, to further clarify the biological effect of
these foods on health and cancer prevention.
Licorice and Ginger
, Carrots, Celery, Parsnips
Onions, Green Tea, Tumeric, Citrus
Whole Wheat, Flax Seed, and Brown Rice
Tomato, Egg Plant and Peppers (the
Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Brussel Spouts (the
Oats, Mints, Oregano, Cucumber, Rosemary, Sage, and
Thyme, Chives, Cantaloupe, Basil, Tarragon, Barley and
*Foods are ranked in order of importance from top to
These plants are rich in phytochemicals. Such plant chemicals are
“signaling molecules” plants use to communicate within themselves. As an example, in grape seeds
phytochemical antioxidant compounds called polyphenols protect its DNA in dry or light intensive
environments. In berries, the carotenoids provide color to signal pollinators such as birds or
There may be over 10,000 different phytochemicals that have
biological activity in humans. There are over a dozen general classes, such as carotenoids,
coumarins, flavonoids, indoles, lignans and phenolic acids.
So although taking an iron free mega-multivitamin/mineral and
extra antioxidants is part of good anti-aging and longevity strategy, there is NO substitute for
including a generous amount of a variety of the above “Super Foods” in our
About the Author:
Dr John Maher, American Board of Anti-Aging
Professionals, Ed., "Longevity News"
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