Doctor Oz did a segment on How to Stop Cancer Growing Inside of You, and brought Dr. William Li, a Cancer Researcher at the Center for Biomedical Research, on the Dr Oz Show. Dr. Li said that 2-3 servings of tomato a week can dramatically decrease your prostate cancer risks. Dr. Li studies the use of food, as opposed to medicines manufactured in a lab, because many foods have natural ingredients that inhibit the growth of cancer.
Li told Dr Oz that it is not just the foods you eat, but also how you prepare it. So what are the 5 foods that can prevent cancer from growing inside of you?
5 Cancer Fighting Foods
1. Bok Choy
Bok Choy, or Chinese Cabbage, contains cancer fighting nutrients. Dr. Li recommends that we eat a 1/2 cup, 3 times a week.
2. Cooked Tomatoes
Both raw tomatoes and cooked tomatoes have lycopene, but if you heat the tomatoes with some olive oil for 30 minutes, the lycopene becomes twice as available for fighting off cancer. You should eat 1/2 a cup of cooked tomatoes 2-3 times a week… so basically one ladle of tomato sauce on some pasta, yum!
Flounder is a mild white fish that is high in omega 3 fatty acids and are Anti-Angiogenic. You should eat 3 servings of flounder a week, around a 6 ounce serving which is as much as you can fit in your hand. I wonder why flounder is better than salmon, which is even higher in omega 3 fatty acids from what I understand?
Strawberries are high in antioxidants, and the seeds of strawberries contain ellagic acid, which are both an antioxidant and an Anti-Androgenic.
The portion of the artichoke that we eat is the flower and the bud. Artichokes are similar to milk thistle, which is also very good for you. You should aim to eat 1/4 cup of artichoke a day.
All of these are guidelines of course, and Dr Oz seemed to agree that the more you eat of these foods, the better it is for fighting off cancer.