Cancer is recognized worldwide to be a major health problem affecting billions of people every year. The main reason for such a high mortality rate from this disease is due to abnormal behaviours of certain cells, which usually results in cancer cell progression, tumour growth and metastasis.
Practising strategies that are fully within your own control, including things like consuming a healthy diet, consuming probiotic foods, vegetable juicing, taking immune-boosting supplements, and busting stress — can go a very long way in the preventing as well as healing process. Read on to learn more about the foods that nip cancer in the bud!
Metastasis is the deadliest aspect of cancer and results from several connected processes which include cell proliferation, angiogenesis, cell adhesion, migration and invasion into the surrounding tissue. Several clinical and epidemiological studies have reported that the consumption of green tea can help decrease cancer risk. Green tea contains major polyphenolic compounds which have been shown to inhibit tumour invasion and angiogenesis, which are essential for tumour growth and metastasis. While all traditional teas seem to be beneficial, the most significant effects on human health have been attributed to green tea, such as ‘matcha green tea.’ It contains the highest percentage of polyphenolic compounds, catechin, gallocatechin and EGCG. The antioxidant EGCG appears to be the most potent of all the catechins, and its anticancer effects are about 100 times more effective than that of vitamins C and E!