Cancer fighting foods – A list of superfoods that make a difference

When cancer fighting foods become a focus for someone looking for a skin cancer cure or any other type of cancer, there needs to be a realization that all the food you have consumed in your life, up to this point, has played a role in bringing this on. Also, consider the role excessive sun exposure has played.

Cancer Fighting Foods

Even if you have a family history or have lived in a toxic environment, your diet has played a role , as well. I say that because if you were brought up from an infant on anti cancer foods, you stand a strong chance of remaining cancer free throughout your life and reversing those cancer genes in your family tree for future generations.

In choosing foods to fight cancer you should always balance your meals to include a variety of grains, vegetables, fruits, beans, fish, fermented foods, sea vegetables, some specialty foods and foods for occasional use.

Avoid all processed foods, white and refined flour, commercial cereals, sugar, artificial sweeteners, genetically modified foods, nightshade vegetables, dairy -except some goat milk, and others that I will list further down.

 Choose whole foods that grow in your temperate zone and as local as possible. Buy organic foods as much as possible. Choose fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh fish and everything as close to its natural state as it grew from the ground, was caught from the sea or found in the pasture grazing on natural, organic foods.

Whole foods are cancer fighting foods!

Here’s a list of superfoods deserving to be called cancer fighting foods:

WHOLE GRAINS      Use often as staple foods

·         Brown rice  (once or twice every day)

·         Millet

·         Barley

·         Spelt

·         Whole wheat berries

·         Whole oats

·         Corn on the cob

·         Sweet brown rice

CRACKED AND FLAKED GRAINS for occasional use

·         Rolled oats

·         Corn grits or Corn meal

·         Polenta

·         Mochi (a pounded sweet rice)

·         Couscous

·         Rolled oats

·         Amaranth

·         Quinoa

·         Rye flakes

·         Barley flakes

GREENS - Eat often  

Bok choy, Chinese cabbage, Kale, Carrot tops, Collard greens, Mustard greens, Turnip greens, Parsley, Watercress, Dandelion greens, Daikon greens, Leeks, Green onions (spring onions)

·         Round vegetables such as:
 Butternut squash, Acorn squash, Buttercup squash, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Pumpkin, Onion, Red cabbage, Turnips, Shiitake mushroom

·         Root vegetables
 Carrots, Daikon, Burdock, Parsnip, Radish, Lotus root, Dandelion roots

·         Use other vegetables occasionally

BEANS   One time almost every day

·         Use most often:  Azuki beans, Black soy beans, Chickpeas, Lentils

·         Occasional use:  Navy beans, Black-eyed peas, Pinto beans, Black turtle beans, Soybeans, Lima beans, Mung beans, Kidney beans, Split peas

FRUITS     Occasional use - 2-3 times per week

·         Dried or fresh fruits cooked and in season

·         Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Honey dew melon, Strawberries, Watermelon
 Eat cooked or fresh picked .

·         Tree fruits – Apples, Apricots, Grapes, Cherries, Pears, Peaches, Plums, Raisons, Tangerines

SEA VEGETABLES - They go well with almost any recipe and are often used in soups, stews, salads, sushi or cooking with grains or vegetables in place of salt. Rich in iron, calcium and iodine and have anti-cancer properties. A must to include in your cancer fighting foods.

·         Nori

·         Wakame

·         Dulse

·         Kombu

·         Sea palm

·         Tororo kombu

·         Hiziki

·         Agar agar

·         Arame

FERMENTED FOODS - Use in small amounts – these are live probiotics – they aid in digestion and increase intestinal flora.

·         Sauerkraut

·         Miso    1 to 3 cups of soup daily before a meal

·         Pickles

·         Shoyu

·         Umeboshi

·         Natto

·         Pressed salad

·         Kimchi

·         Live yogurt

SPECIAL FOODS - Soybean products  regularly, such as: Dried tofu, Fresh tofu, Tempeh, Natto

·         Seasonings
 Use often:  Barley miso, Brown rice miso, Shoyu, Course sea salt
 Use occasionally:  Brown rice vinegar, Gomasio, Mirin, Tamari, Ginger garlic, Umeboshi plum or paste, Umeboshi vinegar, Wasabi, White miso, Lemons, Toasted sesame oil, Olive oil, Corn oil (not GMO), Safflower oil, Coconut oil

·         Beverages
 Bancha twig tea (kukicha), Bancha leaf tea (green tea), Roasted rice tea, Roasted barley tea, Yannoh (mixed grain coffee), Spring water

FISH    2-3 times per week

·         Non-fatty white carp

·         Cod

·         Flounder

·         Haddock

·         Halibut

·         Sole

·         Trout

·         Red snapper

SEEDS AND NUTS - Use occasionally  -  1-2 cups per week of each

·         Sunflower seeds

·         Pumpkin seeds

·         Chestnuts

·         Almonds

·         Walnuts

·         Peanuts

·         Pecans

·         Coconuts

·         Sesame butter (Tahini)

·         Other nut butters

SWEETS AND SWEETENERS   Use as snacks or in cooking

·         Brown rice syrup

·         Barley malt

·         Maple syrup    sparingly

·         Organic apple or grape juice

·         Rice and Barley malt candies


·         Baked flour products

·         Vegetables
 Artichoke, Asparagus, Avacado, Bamboo shoots, Beets, Eggplant, Fennel, Ginseng, Green or red pepper, Spinach, Okra, Potato, Rhubarb, Sweet potato, Swiss chard, Tomato, Yams

·         All tropical fruits (unless you live in the tropics)

·         Tropical nuts

·         Poultry

·         Dairy foods

Artificial sweeteners
 Also Brown sugar, Molasses, Carob, Chocolate, Fructose, Fruit sweeteners, Honey, White sugar

When using cancer fighting foods to fight any type of cancer, you should find a qualified professional in the field of alternative medicine to determine your treatment plan which would include your daily/weekly diet of anti cancer foods.

There are macrobiotic counselors around the world that are well trained and experienced in foods to fight cancer. You may also seek to go to an alternative clinic in Mexico where they use such alternative approaches such as Gerson Therapy.

It’s always in your interest to consult with a medical doctor. There are times when a person may find it necessary, or even practical,  to go with the medical treatments recommended.

If you do end up with medical treatment (and I did), you should still stick with a healthy choice of foods that fight cancer. You will recover from the medical treatments sooner, you can prevent the cancer from recurring and enjoy a better quality of life.

 The list of superfoods above focuses on the best and most effective cancer fighting foods to fight such a disease. After becoming cancer-free you may include some of the foods you were avoiding during your healing, except the junk …toxic …processed food that need to stay gone. 

The book that helped get me started is the Cancer Prevention Diet by Michio Kushi.

Links related to Cancer fighting Foods:

Foods to Prevent Cancer
Cancer Prevention Foods
Chlorophyll Health Benefits
Macrobiotic Diet for Cancer
Healthy Choice Diet

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Hi! My name is Nick and I’m 56 yrs. old and this is part of my story. Let me tell you, I was like a lot of people out there and I had no idea that skin cancer was anything bad. I had Basal cell back in 2007, but that was no big deal and it was removed and that was the end of that. No one told me that it was a type of skin cancer (I looked it up on my computer). But still no big deal, it would not kill me.
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