So Who’s Hungry?

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According to the National Cancer Institute, roughly ⅓ of all cancer deaths are due to our diets. GASP! So if I am you, I mean, I’m not, but if I were, I would add the following to my grocery list ASAP:

 

  1. Cruciferous veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, kale, brussel sprouts and cabbage hold 2 major antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin. These two friends of ours are known to prevent colon cancer, breast cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

  2. Oranges and lemons perk up the immune system to drive back cancer cells. Did you know that papayas have ascorbic acid, which works as an antioxidant. Raspberries hold a lot of vitamins and minerals which help protect against disease.

  3. Nuts hold a great deal of antioxidants which are known to suppress tumor growth.

Take notice that we do not see any wings, BBQ meatballs, mac-n-cheese on this list.lol.I wish but no. Moving on...So what about beverages? Tea is your friend. Not McDonalds sweet tea, if you value your life.  Nothing against Mickey D’s but have you ever seen them make their sweet tea? Well, I have and that was the last day I had some. Green tea is the real MVP. Green tea is made from unfermented tea leaves and as a result has the highest density of antioxidants known as polyphenols. Polyphenols are like an older much stronger big brother. They battle free radicals.

Before you get in the self-checkout line, grab this as well:

  • Garlic

  • Turmeric

  • Ginger

  • Hot Chili Peppers

  • Jalapenos