Simply put? Free radicals cause cell reactions that can lead to cancer.

Antioxidants are our knight-in-shining armor molecules. Made up of vitamins and phytochemicals, these are our body’s natural defensive line against free radicals. Antioxidants neutralize and interrupt free radicals effects on our cells –  before any major damage occurs.

Now that we have the science straight, it’s time to get our diets in line! One of the best weapons against cancer is healthy foods. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, even teas and spices have the highest supply of antioxidants available.

Before you dash off to the market though, remember that some healthy foods just happen to outshine a few of the others.

Here is a quick list of special cancer fighters:

Blueberries are potent antioxidants. 

Blueberries – Brimming with vitamins, antioxidants – and proven results.  Don’t forget other berries either – strawberries, raspberries, blackberries all have highest antioxidant levels around!

Dried blueberries and other dried fruit are a great choice too. Why? Since they contain less water, there’s actually more antioxidants in them. 

Spinach –  Spinach is loaded with one particular cancer fighter,  beta-carotene. That actual number weighs in at about 3,600 IU per cup, which puts spinach at the top of the list. It protects from all kinds of cancer.

In addition, this superfood protects against high cholesterol and keeps your bone density intact due to its high levels of vitamin K, A, C and calcium. And that’s just the summary!

Broccoli – Broccoli is one of the all-time, best foods that you can consume for cancer prevention. Broccoli contains enough vitamin C to put oranges and tangerines to shame. In addition to its high calcium levels, broccoli contains Sulforaphane, an antioxidant that is proven to decrease your chances of getting many types of cancer.

Green tea fights and protects against nearly every kind of cancer known to man.

Green tea – Drink green tea everyday. Green tea fights and protects against nearly every kind of cancer known to man. It contains catechins, antioxidants that are even more potent that heavyweight vitamins E and C.

Many studies have shown that green tea may have the ability to accelerate death in cancer cells – without harming the healthy ones surrounding it. 

Celery – This is an excellent choice for fighting free radicals. Celery is full of vitamin C and K. potassium, fiber and manganese. It has proven anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antimicrobial properties. It includes apigenin, coumarin and polyacetylenes – as well as perillyl alcohol, a substance that has stimulates the body’s anti-tumor fighting properties.

Seaweed  is one of the most powerful foods you can add to your diet. 

Seaweed - Seaweed is proven highly effective! Edible seaweed is high in iron, potassium and fiber. It is also a great source of carotenoids and unique compounds that have been found to be effective in various types of cancer cells.

Pomegranate – Pomegranate has anti-inflammatory properties proven to help in rheumatoid arthritis cases. They are also great to help heart disease and lower cholesterol levels, and fight agains, pancreatic, and lung cancer.

By choosing foods that are the highest in antioxidants, you can help yourself to steer towards a cancer-free future and feel much better (healthier) while you do it.