Friday, September 25, 2009
11 Cancer Fighting Foods
I read an interesting article on the Stanford School of Medicine Health Improvement website called Live Strong Live Well for cancer survivors that I wanted to share with everyone. The information that caught my eye was regarding the 11 foods cancer survivors should be eating. We consume all of these regularly, but the author does a nice job of explaining why each food group is important.
The foods included on the list are:
- cruciferous vegetables
- dark leafy greens
- garlic and onion family
- green tea
- whole grains
I found it particularly notable that soy was included on the list since soy has some fanatical detractors that seem to become unhinged at the mention of the food. I have never bought into the hype that soy is detrimental, but do agree that soy isolate protein powder is probably best consumed in moderation if at all. Traditional soy foods have been consumed for thousands of years and those populations have the lowest levels of cancer and heart disease.
If you get a chance take a look at the article on the Live Strong Live Well website it is very well written and informative.