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Best Cancer Fighting Veggies to Add to Juices

By on February 6, 2015

While juicing is well known for its health benefits, it is also getting plenty of recognition as of late for its powerful cancer fighting benefits. Whether you are undergoing juice therapy, or you just want to help your body fight off cancers, the following vegetables are great additions to your normal juices.

Carrots are a cancer fighting powerhouse when added to your juices. The juice from carrots is high in beta carotene, which has serious antioxidant properties. Additionally, carrot juice is high in vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K, carotenoids, flavonoids, and minerals such as calcium, sodium, iron, phosphorous, magnesium, chlorine, and sulfur.

Red Peppers
Red peppers are also great additions for cancer fighting juices. Red pepper juice contains serous amounts of vitamins A and C, which are known for their cancer fighting abilities. The boost of antioxidants is important for both cancer prevention and fighting, but this juice also provides vitamins B6, E, K, riboflavin, thiamine, potassium, niacin, folate, and manganese. All of these are essential nutrients, which will also help your body deal with the issues that cancer and its treatments can cause.

Red peppers are also high in the major cancer fighters carotenoids, most notably beta-carotene and lutein. When you add this to your juices, you know you are adding many nutritious benefits that your body seriously needs right now.

Cruciferous Vegetables
Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, kale, cabbage, collards, cauliflower, and others, are beneficial in many ways. They also contain numerous cancer fighting nutrients that make them a must for those who want to help prevent or fight cancer naturally. These vegetables contain sulfur, which becomes isothiocyanates (ITCs) when they are juiced.

ITCs are beneficial in fighting cancer, and have been proven to provide anti-cancer mechanisms. ITCs help to kill cancer cells, and many also provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits as well. There are also some that prevent cancer tumors from carrying out the process of angiogenesis, which is how the tumor creates a blood supply. There are also some that prevent cancer cells from binding to DNA, which means they won’t be able to start damaging the cells.

When you consider that cruciferous vegetables also contain many beneficial vitamins, nutrients, and minerals, it’s easy to see why you need to make sure they are incorporated with your juices. While they may take some getting used to initially, the benefits are more than worth suffering through that mesmerizingly green drink.

Other Considerations

When juicing to fight cancer, you need to make sure you are giving your body what it needs, while limiting the things that can help cancer continue to grow. One major consideration is to limit your sugar intake. While there are natural sugars in these vegetables, other types of sugar actually feed the cancer cells.

Juicing has many benefits, but when it comes to cancer fighting, these vegetables should be included in your juices as much as possible. Just remember, it is possible to overdo it with some vegetables, so make sure you are getting the proper amounts in your diet.

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About Lionel Correia

Lionel is a fitness enthusiast, juicing advocate, and serial entrepreneur. He loves real estate, but is even more passionate about health, wellness and a positive mindset. He’s a graduate of the University of Arizona and prides himself on establishing great habits because great habits lead to great results. His favorite workouts include, yoga, spin class, sprints on the track and resistance training. He believes that if you desire a strong healthy body, you must first build mental toughness because a healthy body requires a disciplined mind and great habits.

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