8 Healthy Fruits for a Healthier You

A healthy diet is even more important for cancer patients, so it is important to eat well even if you don’t always feel like it. Additionally, some foods contain real benefits for you when you are battling breast cancer.  Here are 8 that you might consider adding to your diet.

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Apples

Apples, in addition to being delicious and nutritious, also fight against the appearance and treatment of cancer. Procyanidins are compounds with biological activity found in apples. These induce the death of malignant cells naturally. Triterpenoids are phytochemical compounds that concentrate in large quantities in apple skins. Overall, they help limit and stop the reproduction of these cells.

The benefits of apples include:

  • Help with detoxification
  • Aid in assimilation and digestion
  • Helpful in the treatment of lung, breast and colon cancers
  • Boosts the immune system
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Avocados

Avocados contain healthful monounsaturated fat, which has been linked to a reduced risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.

In addition to its antioxidant, mineral and protein benefits, avocados are ideal to eat regularly for their easy access and anticancer benefits.

Avocados contain lutein, which is an effective element in the fight against cancer. Lutein has the property of reducing the probability of development of cancer cells.

  • Aids in digestion and weight management
  • Helps to overcome nausea
  • Protects liver from damage
  • Has antioxidants that help to keep cancer at bay
8 Healthy Fruits for a Healthier You

Blueberries

Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants, especially anthocyanins, which have been shown to improve vision and brain function, slows impairments in motor coordination and memory and also reduce inflammation.

  • High in antioxidants that help to keep cancer at bay
  • Help prevent chronic inflammatory diseases
  • Boost your immune system and prevent infections
  • Help enhance mood and act as an effective antidepressant
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Kiwi

If you thought oranges and mangoes were the highest sources of Vitamin C, then think again. Kiwi is no ordinary fruit as it contains good amounts of Vitamin C, which acts as a powerful antioxidant that boost the immune system against harmful pathogens. Kiwi can be eaten as a snack or as a slice during breakfast. Here are cellular healing benefits:

  • Prevents the damage of DNA
  • Helps with the digestive system
  • Flushes out toxic substances from the body
  • Contains high potassium levels that help manage high blood pressure
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Mangos

Mango is one of the most nutritious fruits in the world. It is a great source of copper and vitamins A, C, E and B-Complex. Mangoes contain beta-carotene and flava-carotene that have the following cellular healing benefits to the body:

  • Prevents lung, breast, blood, oral, prostate and colon cancers.
  • Alkalizes the body to make it easier to flush out toxins.
  • Aid in assimilation and digestion
  • Help to prevent insomnia
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Pineapples

Pineapple is a very common fruit, which can be taken as a cocktail or as it is. It is very rich in vitamin C and has good amounts of fiber content that is largely responsible for improved digestive health.

Other cellular healing benefits of the pineapple are:

  • Boosts the immune system
  • Has antioxidants that help to keep cancer at bay
  • Helps in lowering the body’s cholesterol level
  • Helps in reduction of sore throats and bronchitis
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Pomegranates

Pomegranates have up to three times the antioxidants of red wine and green tea – and the juice has been shown to reduce artery-clogging plaque, which in turn prevents heart disease and stroke. Research shows that long-term consumption of pomegranate juice may also help slow aging and protect against cancer.

Benefits of pomegranates include:

  • Boosts the immune system
  • Aid in assimilation and digestion
  • Helps lower stress levels
  • Fights free radicals, reduces cholesterol and prevents blood clot
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Tomatoes

These red fruits often mistaken for vegetables are abundant in lycopene, an antioxidant that’s rare in many other foods. This element is known to protect the body against oxidation that can damage cells, but it also supports good immune function. As such, it has the potential to reduce the risk of wound infection. To incorporate more of this superfood into your diet, add some tomato slices to your sandwich or atop a salad, and pump up the amount of tomatoes in your pasta sauce.

  • Protects against the development of breast cancer
  • Has antioxidants that help to keep cancer at bay
  • Aid in assimilation and digestion
  • Helps lower stress levels
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