Top 7 juices to combat cancer

By:Bhadra Kamalasanan, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Apr 15, 2010

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Did you know drinking juices can help in combating cancer? If not, then go through these top 7 juices that can certainly help you in your anti-cancer fight.
  • 1

    Go veggie, go!

    It is a long-established fact that antioxidants can help prevent cancer. Dr Ritika Samaddar, head of dietetics-Max Healthcare, and Dr Jyoti Arora, chief dietician of Artemis Hospital, guide us about the vegetable juices rich in anti-oxidants. Make a colourful choice and boost your immunity against all types of cancer!  Image Source: http://tiny.cc/gxwb1

  • 2

    Beat cancer with beets

    Beet juice is known for it's therapeutic properties in the treatment of leukemia. They are a good source of carotenoids that help in the prevention of all types of cancers. Beetroot juice is highly concentrated, so diluting it with a milder juice such as carrot or apple can be of great help. Image Source: http://tiny.cc/15lmu

  • 3

    Bring in broccoli

    Broccoli contains indole-3-carbinol, the anti-oxidant that breaks down estrogen and boosts immunity against breast cancer, cervix cancer and cancer of the ovary. When buying broccoli, look for tight tops which are devoid of yellow colour. Image source : Image Source: www.morguefile.com

  • 4

    Carry carrots

    Carrot juice is considered to be the golden juice of healing. The beta-carotene present in the carrot skin is a natural protector for common skin cancer, melanoma. Carrots should be firm, smooth-skinned, without cracks or small rootlets. Image Source: Onlymyhealth

  • 5

    Look at lettuce

    Rich in chlorophyll, lettuce is another defence against lung cancer. It is a good source of sulfur, chlorine, silicon, B complex which contributes to hair growth and healthy skin. The leaves should be crisp with no dark spots and always choose the greener variety. Image Source: http://tiny.cc/2l1p9

     

  • 6

    Tomato delight for your cancer fight

    As high source of vitamin C, tomatoes are a good source of organic sodium phosphorus, calcium, potassium, magnesium and sulfur. They are recommended as an excellent preventive measure against prostate cancer. Glutathione in tomato boosts general immunity. Make sure you opt for bright red, soft and sweet smelling tomatoes. They ought to be plump, heavy and filled with juice in order to be most beneficial. Image Source: www.morguefile.com

  • 7

    Dunk in some noni juice

    Noni juice is found to be a primary treatment of cancer when it is in the first stage. It kills cancer cells and stimulates production of white blood cells inside the body. Moreover, it enlarges cells membranes so as to facilitate absorption of cancer-fighting nutrients. Image courtesy: www.andamanplantations.com

  • 8

    Dine with a glass of grape juice

    According to research, grapefruit juice can significantly reduce the growth of colon cancer lesions. Grapefruit has limonene, a type of phytochemical that breaks down cancer-causing substances, thus preventing cancer. It also has monoterpenes, a kind of substance that sweeps the carcinogens from the body. Moreover, it also stops the proliferation of breast cancer cells in vitro. Image courtesy: easycookingnbaking.com

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