Radiation and chemotherapy may be the treatments doctors recommend but fortifying your diet with superfoods could give you the fighting chance to beat the Big C.
Superfoods are a special class of foods that are nutrient-dense and loaded with antioxidants. Studies show that antioxidants protect the body from free radical stress, keeping the cells healthy.
Scientists believe that free radical stress is the precursor to cancer. By eating foods high in antioxidants, you are reducing your risk of developing cancer. But what types of superfoods should you eat? This report will outline these foods for you.
Cancer is a disease that involves abnormal cell growth which spreads across the body. The proliferation of the cells may result in tumors which can be cancerous or benign. There are more than 100 types of cancer classified by the type of cells involved.
Angiogenesis is a physiological process which creates blood vessels in the body. This process activates when we suffer an injury and the body needs rebuilt blood vessels in order to start the healing, but angiogenesis is related to cancer as well. The process is regulated by inhibitors and activators – although cancer is closely related to inhibitors, the activators are responsible for stimulating the vascular cell growth which is important for angiogenesis. As the disease and process are entwined, we need to stop the angiogenesis in order to defeat cancer.
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