> Antioxidants protect the body from the damaging effects of free radicals, by-products of the body’s normal chemical processes. Free radicals attack healthy cells, which changes their DNA, allowing tumors to grow.
> Examples include Vitamin C, Beta Carotene, and Vitamin E.
> Foods rich in Vitamin C: strawberries, oranges, raw red and green peppers, and cooked broccoli
> Foods rich in Beta Carotene: spinach, carrots, squash, and sweet potatoes
> Foods rich in Vitamin E: sunflower seeds, almonds, hazelnuts, and peanuts (one ounce each).
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
> Omega-3 fatty acids are being studied for their effects on delaying or reducing tumor development in breast and prostate cancers.
> Foods rich in omega-3: cold-water fish such salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines, and herring and seeds such as flaxseed and chia seeds. Click here for more information from Medithin Weight Loss Clinics or watch Wake Up Wisconsin Weekend at 6:00 a.m.
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