More than 1,000 scientific studies show that you can reduce your risk of cancer by tapping into the health benefits of certain foods and beverages. So here’s a meal plan that’ll help you EAT – and drink - your way to a healthier life. The menu comes from Woman’s World Magazine.
- First, in the morning on your way to work: Grab a grande-sized coffee from Starbucks. According to Swedish researchers, drinking 16 ounces of coffee – the amount in a “grande” cup at Starbucks – every day can lower your risk of liver cancer by over 40%! Why? Scientists think it’s because coffee is high in antioxidants that help stop carcinogens from forming.
- If you’re craving a mid-day snack. Have a handful of blueberries. They’re full of vitamin C. In a study of over 40,000 men, the ones with the highest vitamin C intake were 50% less likely to develop pre-cancerous lesions. Plus, research shows that the pigments that make blueberries blue – called anthocyanins – help stop liver cancer cells from growing!
- Have a side of steamed broccoli with dinner. Broccoli is full of cancer-slugging compounds.
Scientists say up to 77 percent of those compounds are destroyed when you boil your broccoli! So steam your broccoli if you want it to retain most of its disease-fighting nutrients.
- Have a cup of green tea before bed. Lab studies show that the powerful polyphenols in green tea can kill breast, liver, prostate, colon, lung, pancreas, and skin cancer cells! Green tea helps cut off blood flow to cancer cells, plus it helps defective cells repair or destroy themselves.