Spices like Garlic. Ginger, Cinnamon, Turmeric and Cayenne pepper are some of the spices we use in our day to day life. But how many of us know that they are also cancer fighting spices. One of most important factor in rising of cancer cases are our changing life style. Smoking, pollution, tobacco chewing, microwave and cell phone radiation leads to the causes of cancer. So apart from maintaining a healthy life style, there are some spices which you can take regularly to prevent cancer.
Apart from viruses and genetic conditions, most of the other reasons are related to bad living habits. Some of them are:
•carcinogen, produced from tobacco •weak immune system
1.Garlic prevents Cancer.
Garlic is widely recognized to be very effective in preventing cancer in human body. It contains photochemical allicin which help in formation of cancer fighting enzymes in the body. Apart from that, Garlic helps in building immune system and lower the cholesterol level and prevent cardiovascular diseases like heart attack by regulating the flow of blood in vessels. regular intake of garlic decreases the risk of prostate, colon, throat and stomach cancer.
2. Ginger Prevents Cancer.
Apart from Garlic, ginger is also known as cancer preventing spice. It has got anti-inflammatory properties which is helpful in treatment of cancer, osteoarthritis and and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also helpful in case of infections like common cold and cough. Ginger is also known as stimulant for appetite, treatment of nausea and hang over.
•smoking, alcohol, diet and being overweight
•Over exposure to sun
•Natural and man made radiation
•Work place hazards
3. Cinnamon prevents cancer.
We have been using cinnamon in tea and coffee but do you know that cinnamon also has cancer preventing properties and it also protect from type 2 diabetes and different types of heart related diseases. Just like garlic, this spice derived from tree bark also regulated the flow for blood in vessels. If taken regularly, it helps in lowering glucose level in blood, cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
4. Turmeric prevents cancer.
Medicinal property of turmeric is known by everyone and have been used in house holds and pharmaceuticals for preparing many drugs. Wide range of research proved that Turmeric have cancer preventing properties. This is also used in various other medicine which include drugs for inflammation-fighting compounds called curcuminoids. It also helps in curing diseases like Alzheimer’s, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Turmeric is also used skin and beauty products.
5. Cayenne Pepper prevents cancer.
Not many people know that Cayenne Pepper is also helpful in preventing cancer. It contains capsacin which is known as cancer preventing medicine. When regularly taken in food, it has a good effect on your body. This is because Cayenne peppers contains beta carotene, anti oxidants and immune boosters which are greatly responsible for building membrane tissue which are the first level of defense against attacks of viruses, bacteria and host of other diseases carrying microbes.
Here are 20 reasons to add turmeric to your diet:
1. It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in stopping and curing colds, and disinfecting cuts and burns.
2. When combined with cauliflower, it has shown to prevent prostate cancer and stop the growth of existing prostate cancer.
3. Prevented breast cancer from spreading to the lungs in mice.
4. May prevent melanoma and cause existing melanoma cells to commit suicide.
5. Reduces the risk of childhood leukemia.
6. Is a natural liver detoxifier.
7. May prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease by removing amyloyd plaque buildup in the brain.
8. May prevent metastases from occurring in many different forms of cancer.
9. It is a potent natural anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects.
10. Has shown promise in slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis in mice.
11. Is a natural painkiller and cox-2 inhibitor.
12. May aid in fat metabolism and help in weight management.
13. Has long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for depression.
14. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
15. Boosts the effects of chemo drug paclitaxel and reduces its side effects.
16. Promising studies are underway on the effects of turmeric on pancreatic cancer.
17. Studies are ongoing in the positive effects of turmeric on multiple myeloma.
18. Has been shown to stop the growth of new blood vessels in tumors.
19. Speeds up wound healing and assists in remodeling of damaged skin.
20. May help in the treatment of psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.