When you hear cancer fighter you might think the term is used way too loosely.
You might also believe that the only real way to fight cancer is to use harsh chemical treatments like chemotherapy, or to rely on radiation therapy.
In reality there are a few foods and beverages you can use on a daily basis that will help fight cancer, and there’s scientific evidence to back these claims up.
Green tea is one of nature’s most powerful cancer fighters.
The primary reason its so powerful is because it contains a powerful antioxidant known as Epigallocatechin Gallate or EGCG.
This antioxidant is one of the most powerful to have been studied and as Dr. Wiggy Saunders observes, it isn’t an errant health claim to say green tea can help prevent cancer.
As he writes:
In a study published by Mutagenesis it was noted when you drink two cups of green tea a day it can actually protect your DNA. We know that damage to the DNA can cause all sorts of problems, including the formation of cancer.
In the study they followed people who suffered from Type-II diabetes and after 12 weeks were able to note marked improvements in overall protection from DNA damage. That’s quite remarkable. (1)
Then there was the meta-analysis of women who drank green tea and had a lower rate of breast cancer than those who didn’t drink green tea. You might already know that breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. So, what the researchers were able to show in their observational study is when women drank green tea high in antioxidants, it led them to conclude that the green tea might have been one of the the leading reasons the women had lower incidences of breast cancer. (2)
And concerning the most common cancer in men, prostate cancer, researchers found that men who drank green-tea were 48% less likely to develop this dangerous form of cancer. That’s nearly half the risk, which is quite astounding. (3)
There are other studies that show how effective EGCG is at helping to protect the body from the formation of cancer and suffering from DNA damage.
And aside from working to prevent cancer green tea can also help
- Protect the function of the brain
- Improve mood
- Help you lose weight
- Sharpen memory
- Increase lifespan
And much more.
Green tea has been used in many ancient civilizations for its health boosting effects.
Little did they know it was actually one of the most powerful beverages in the world helping to fight some of the most deadly diseases too.
To view a video on additional benefits check out this youtube video by Joanna Soh.