Top 5 Vitamins That Protect Against Cancer
The best way to beat cancer naturally is to adopt a lifestyle to prevent it. Healthy, nutrient-rich food is an
essential part of any anti-cancer plan. Here are my picks for the top 5
vitamins that help protect against cancer. Stay posted next week for the Top 5
Minerals that Help Protect Against Cancer.
1. Beta carotene
This precursor of Vitamin A is found in
most orange and green vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale,
and other leafy green vegetables. An amazing nutrient, it has been shown in
research to protect the lungs against toxins that are linked to lung cancer.
Another study found that ex-smokers who ate green and yellow vegetables high
in beta carotene daily decreased their risk of stomach and lung cancer.
2. Vitamin B6
This B-Vitamin is
essential to maintain a healthy immune system and helps protect the respiratory
tract from pollution and infection. In studies it has helped protect against
cervical cancer. Vitamin B-6 is primarily found in carrots, apples, organ
meats, bananas, leafy green vegetables, and sweet potatoes.
3. Vitamin C
One of the most well-researched nutrients,
Vitamin C has shown great promise in the fight against cancer, both in
prevention and disease-management. Consider a recent study in which forty
patients with cancer of the breast, ovary, uterus, or cervix received large
doses of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and other vitamins.
Another sixty-one patients with other kinds of cancer followed the same
regime, while thirty-one patients received no vitamin supplements and served as
the control group. The control group lived an average of 5.7 months. Of the
others, 80 percent of the patients with cancer of the breast, ovary, uterus, or
cervix had a mean survival time of 122 months; patients with other forms of
cancer lived an average of 72 months. That translates into a length of life 13
to 21 times longer in those who used vitamin therapy.
4. Folic Acid
In studies, folic acid, also known as
folate or vitamin B9, helps protect against cervical cancer and is necessary for
the proper formation of the body’s own genetic material – DNA and RNA. It is
found in beets, cabbage, dark green leafy vegetables, eggs, citrus fruits, and
most types of fish.
5. Vitamin E
In addition to protecting
against bowel cancer, Vitamin E works as a powerful antioxidant that reduces the
damage caused by ozone and pollutants on the cells. It is found in eggs, wheat
germ, liver, unrefined vegetable oils, and dark green vegetables.