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Fighting Cancer with GBOMBS

What does GBOMB stand for?  It stands for greens, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries, and seeds.

 

Greens are the most nutrient-dense of all foods. Raw, leafy veggies have approximately 100 calories per pound on average; these foods are great for weight loss. Additionally, they protect blood vessels and reduce the risk of diabetes.

 

All veggies contain protective nutrients and phytochemicals. Cruciferous veggies like broccoli, bok choy, and brussel sprouts have a unique chemical composition in which their cell walls are broken down by blending, chopping, and chewing. During this process, they are converted into ITC’s (isothiocynates). ITC’s remove carcinogens, reduce inflammation, neutralize oxidative stress, inhibit angiogenesis (how tumors acquire blood supply), and kill cancer.

 

Beans are a nutrient powerhouse. They are the most nutrient dense carb source and have high fiber content, which prevent food cravings. Eating beans, peas, or lentils at least twice a week has been found to decrease colon cancer risk by 50%. Legume intake can also help fight against oral larynx, pharynx, stomach, and kidney cancers.

 

Onions fight diabetes and cancer. They can positively affect the cardiovascular and immune systems, while lowering your risk for gastric and prostate cancer. Onions are high in flavonoids, which have high anti-inflammatory effects.

 

Mushrooms can be used as an anti-inflammatory, stimulate the immune system, slow cancer growth, and prevent DNA damage. They can be used to decrease the risk of breast, stomach, and colorectal cancer. One recent study has shown that having mushrooms and green tea daily decreases risk of cancer.

 

Berries are low in sugar and high in nutrients. They are often used for cancer prevention and cardiovascular health. Berries help improve motor coordination and memory.

 

Seeds are considered healthy fats. They are high in minerals and antioxidants, protein, Vitamin E, omega 3 fats, and fiber. Sesame seeds have the highest amounts of calcium of any food in the world.

 

Every time that you eat or drink you are either feeding the disease or fighting it. Call today to consult with Katie Chrismer about weight loss, nutrition, health, and wellness.

 

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