The #1 most powerful anti-cancer food is garlic.
Garlic stops cancer growth COMPLETELY against these tumor cell lines:
Childhood brain cancer
And stomach cancer
Leeks were #1 against kidney cancer. Garlic was #2.
But not just garlic and leeks, almost all vegetables from the
Allium and Cruciferous families completely stopped growth in the various cancers tested.
Here they are:
Yellow and Green Onions
Red cabbage and curly cabbage
Spinach and Beet Root also scored in the top ten against many of the cancers tested.
Honorable mentions :
Orange Sweet Pepper
Here is an excerpt from a paper’s abstract:
“The extracts from cruciferous vegetables as well as those from vegetables of the genus Allium inhibited the proliferation of all tested cancer cell lines whereas extracts from vegetables most commonly consumed in Western countries were much less effective. The antiproliferative effect of vegetables was specific to cells of cancerous origin and was found to be largely independent of their antioxidant properties. These results thus indicate that vegetables have very different inhibitory activities towards cancer cells and that the inclusion of cruciferous and Allium vegetables in the diet is essential for effective dietary-based chemopreventive strategies.”
Allium and cruciferous veggies stopped cancer cell growth.
Commonly consumed vegetables did not work as well.
The antioxidant content of veggies was not a key anti-cancer factor.
Different vegetables work for different cancers.
Allium and cruciferous veggies should be eaten to prevent cancer.
So the most commonly consumed vegetables in Western countries had very little effect on cancer cell growth.
The top three (potatoes, lettuce, and carrots) account for 60% of the vegetables we Westerners are eating. 32% of our vegetable intake is potatoes, and half of that is actually french fries. Nice.
Dark greens, cruciferous veggies, and garlic account for less than 1% of our Western diet! Hello?
An interesting note:
Radishes were found to stop tumor growth by 95-100% for breast and stomach cancer, but may have even increased tumor growth by 20-25% in pancreatic, brain, lung and kidney cancer. Definitely something to keep in mind.
This article is by Chris Wark, a cancer survivor