Updated: Jun 3
Cancer refers to any of the various types of malignant growths and to the illnesses cause by them. Cancer occurs when a cell or group of cells escapes homeostatic control – a state of equilibrium produced by a balance of functions within the body – and reproduces at will, showing abnormal growth patterns. Factors such as diet, stress, chemical carcinogens, ionizing radiation, viruses, hormones, heredity, a chronic irritation have all been shown to play a part in causing cancer. Researchers estimate that 80 to 90 percent of all cancers are environmentally related. In that broad category termed “environmental,” the National Cancer Institute lists diet as the number-one contributing factor.
Carrot, collard greens, kale, parsley, and spinach – sources of beta-carotene.
Kale, parsley, green pepper, and broccoli – sources of vitamin C.
Spinach, asparagus, and carrot – sources of vitamin E.
Red Swiss chard, turnip, garlic, and orange – sources of selenium.
Collard greens, turnip greens, kale, parsley, dandelion greens, watercress, and beet greens – sources of calcium.
NutriJuice Max suggested juicing recipes for fighting cancer:
Garden Salad Recipe
3 broccoli flowerets
1 garlic cove
4 – 5 carrots or 2 tomatoes
2 stalk celery
½ green pepper
Push broccoli and garlic through hopper with carrots or tomatoes.
Follow with celery and green pepper.
¼ inch slice ginger root
4 – 5 carrots, greens removed
½ apple, seeded
Push ginger through hopper with carrots and apple.
Source: A Guide to the Health Benefits of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Juicing: Juicing for Life
Authors: Cherie Calbom & Maureen Keane, 1992 - The Penguin Group