Top 10 Antioxidant Fruits To Prevent Cancer
In the previous article, I've shared about cancer info. And ways to prevent cancer is to eat fruits and vegetables that are rich in antioxidant. How do to get the source of antioxidants? Here are the top 10 antioxidant fruits to prevent cancer, and these fruits are classified as the most contain the antioxidant that we need.
What is cancer? What are the causes of cancer?
The answer can be read in this article : What are main causes of cancer
Antioxidant Definition is :
A molecule which has a function or neutralizing free radicals by combining itself on the unpaired molecule in the body. So, the free radicals do not have access to the body cells fused with unpaired it.
As we know, the molecules in the body should have been paired. But they can be separated due to an unhealthy lifestyle. Free radicals arising from unhealthy food, pollution, radiation, smoke, and alcohol, will seek unpaired molecule in the body, and then fused it. Then, it can cause many diseases, one of most dangerous is cancer!
Here is the Antioxidant Function :
1. Prevent the formation of new free radicals, and reduce the negative effects of these free radicals before it reacts.
2. Captures free radicals and prevent the occurrence of a chain reaction, so as to prevent greater damage.
3. Repair cells and tissues are damaged by the free-radical attack, including the repair of DNA in the cell nucleus.
How can I get the source of Antioxidant?
Most existing sources of antioxidants in fruits and vegetables. Striking color in vegetables and fruits, such as red, orange, green and purple is an excellent source of antioxidant because many contain of lycopene, flavonoids, and anthocyanins which act as a cancer preventive.
Top 10 fruits to prevent cancer :
1). Type of berry (blueberry, blackberry, and strawberry)
These berries contain a variety of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, such as vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, C, E, K, carbohydrate, fat, calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, folic acid, magnesium, omega-3, and anthocyanin which serves as a source of cancer-preventing antioxidants.
2). Red grape
In the red grapes also contains flavonoid that useful to protect from damage to the blood vessel, and prevent blood platelet clumping. The darker color of the grapes, it will be higher the content of flavonoid. Red grape also contains vitamins A, B1, B6, B12, and C. If consumed daily, this grape can make the body stronger to fight diseases and make stay young. Helps smooth blood circulation, helps detoxifying the body, and prevent constipation.
This sweet and beautiful fruit is contains vitamin C and beta-carotene, very good for preventing cancer effectively. In addition, cherry can also boost immunity and reduce the risk of respiratory infections, such as flu and cold.
Apples contain flavonoids most compared to other fruits. This substance can lower the risk of lung cancer by 50%.
Of course these foods are a source of antioxidant. Because raisins derived from green or black grapes that have been dried. So the raisins also has the ability to ward off free radicals. Raisins are also useful in preventing tumors and colon cancer, as well as maintaining heart health.
Mangosteen peel contains a lot of compounds called xamthone. Xamthone is an antioxidant that can fight free radicals. Some research suggest, this compound has anti-diabetic, anti-cancer, anti-inflammantory, anti-bacterial, and boost immunity.
The fruit that we often encounter this everyday reality have a very great efficacy. The content of lycopene in tomatoes can prevent the growth of cancer cells in the body. Tomatoes are also a good source of vitamins A, C, E, beta-carotene, and a number of other important minerals.
The content of anthocyanin and tannins in pomegranates function as antioxidant. Consume pomegranate juice everyday, very good for lowering cholesterol levels, obtain more vitamin C, improves blood circulation to the heart, and is able to maintain dental health.
The content of the lime, like vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, astiri oil, and amino acids are very beneficial to health. In addition, the lime contains hesperidin and narangin are useful to prevent cancer.
Perhaps we are more frequent breaks in vegetables group. Corn is a rich source of antioxidant, which ability to fight cancer. The content of phenolic compound ferulic acid, an anti-cancer that has proven effective in fighting tumors in breast cancer and liver cancer. Anthocyanin content is also widely available in purple corn, which is beneficial in preventing cancer.
Not only in fruit source of antioxidants, we also can get in vegetables, such as redpepper, purple cabbage, broccoli, and many more. Don't forget to implement a healthy lifestyle, is an effort that is crucial to prevent the body from various diseases.
(Reference : book of "Tumbuhan Antioksidan")