8 nutrients that can stop cancer in its tracks

3 more cancer-fighting nutrients

We’d be remiss if we left curcumin, quercetin and luteolin off this list of natural cancer-fighting agents you can find in your produce aisle. They, too, have been proven to offer powerful protection against cancer without the side effects…

Curcumin affects the body in a number of ways that could explain its ability to fight cancer. It eases inflammation (and as you know, inflammation fuels cancer). It boosts the power of a detoxifying enzyme, which helps your body filter out some of the bad, cancer-causing stuff it comes across daily. It also has antioxidant properties that fend off free radicals and the DNA damage they cause.

Quercetin has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Laboratory and animal studies have uncovered its ability to reduce the growth of prostate cancer cells and put the brakes on substances called oncogenes, which can transform normal cells into tumor cells. Find it in leafy greens and cruciferous veggies.

Luteolin induces cancer cell death (apoptosis) and prevents its spread. Find it in celery, thyme, green peppers and chamomile tea.

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Joyce Hollman

By Joyce Hollman

Joyce Hollman is a writer based in Kennebunk, Maine, specializing in the medical/healthcare and natural/alternative health space. Health challenges of her own led Joyce on a journey to discover ways to feel better through organic living, utilizing natural health strategies. Now, practicing yoga and meditation, and working towards living in a chemical-free home, her experiences make her the perfect conduit to help others live and feel better naturally.