Charlotte Gerson, founder of the Gerson Institute believes that a healthy body with a strong immune system is impossible to get sick. To achieve that she recommends eating natural, organic pure foods while staying away from saturated fat, cured meats and artificial ingredients. To keep cancer and other diseases at bay, eat more of the following.
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Fatty acids: Omega-3 oils create a shield that strengthens our immune system. They work like a repellent for cancerous cells and we get it solely from foods. Unfortunately, our body doesn’t produce it naturally, but you can take supplements and eat a lot of sardines, salmon and cod fish.
Lignans: These are a group of natural chemicals found in certain plants and grains. Flax and sesame seeds have the highest quantities of lignans. Vegetables like broccoli and cabbage are also rich in these chemicals and you should make them a part of your diet. You can also take lignans supplements to get more out of this miraculous component.
Cruciferous vegetables: We’re talking broccoli, cauliflower, watercress, cabbage, bok choy (Chinese cabbage) and Brussels sprouts because they are rich in indole-3 carbinol which help fight cancer cells. Eat at least three servings of these veggies and make your body strong.
Lycopene: That’s what gives some foods their vibrant colors. Tomatoes, peppers, oranges, watermelon, pink grapefruit, all have large amounts of lycopene. This ingredient is a great antioxidant, which helps clean the your body from toxins and damaged cells.
Garlic: Contains two powerful ingredients, alliin and allicin, that fight a bacteria called Helicobacter Pylori which grows in the stomach. This bacterium has been linked to cancer and supposedly eating lots of raw garlic prevents this bacteria from accumulating in great quantities.
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