We are all aware, yet unaware, of the deadly diseases that surround us today. Surprisingly, these diseases are caused by the most natural elements like raw/ uncooked fruits and vegetables, which are believed to be a healthful addition to one’s diet.
Nowadays, many types of fertilizers and pesticides are being used to grow fruits and vegetables for commercially viable quantities. This is primarily done to protect them from insects, weeds, viruses, fungi, and diseases. Not only India, but the world also gets affected by such harmful practices. The U.S uses1.2 pounds of pesticides every year but only 0.1% of them actually reach the bugs. The rest ends up contaminating our food, air, and water.
Not just pesticides, GMO foods are also extremely dangerous for one’s health. Many foods are packed with additives to prolong shelf and storage life. Intake of such food can eventually cause fatal diseases like Cancer, Body Disabilities, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, and others. Several other pesticides commonly used as preventives can cause depression, birth defects, and damage to kidneys, liver, and the nervous system.
Cancer is becoming a common widespread epidemic, especially, in regions where the groundwater becomes primarily contaminated. It is gloomy to know that cancer accounts for 7.4 million deaths worldwide. And shockingly world’s highest rate of Cervical, Gall Bladder, Oral and Pharynx cancers are in India. Yet, people are still oblivious to the health hazards that await them.
Researchers have surely noted a correlation between pesticides and different types of cancers in the body. 6% stomach cancers are caused by diet and poor preservation of food.
On the other hand, organic vegetables and fruits are devoid of any chemical fertilizers. Being aware of the detrimental effects of food preservatives on the human body, people are now awakening to the benefits of organic food.
Organic food is usually more expensive than the non-organic food, but not if you grow it at home. With the kind of seed varieties available in the market and easy access to information over the web, it has become easy to grow food at home with standard requirements.
Many cruciferous vegetables and foods that are organic in nature help protect human bodies from serious diseases, including Cancer.
The world is moving towards Cancer. From 2017 to 2030, the worldwide cancers are projected to increase by 50%. Statistics also establish that 5 in 10 men and 4 in 10 women are likely to develop cancer in their lifetime.
So let’s fight Cancer by growing organically. Following is a list of 5 easy to grow foods super foods that help fight Cancer naturally:
A cancer-preventing superfood. It has phytonutrients that inhibit the cancer enzyme to spread around the body. Broccoli is most protective against the cancers of the mouth, esophagus, and stomach, according to a review of hundreds of clinical studies conducted for the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research.
Read more about growing Broccoli at home.
Tomatoes contain strong antioxidant properties which prevent the cancer cells from growing. Home-grown tomatoes can contain up to 4 times more concentration and nutrition, as compared to the market bought variety.
Read more about growing Tomatoes at home.
Carrots have a high quantity of carotenoids that guard against cervical and mouth cancer. They also boost the immunity and releases enzymes that fight cancer cells at the very first stage. A lesser-known fact is that cooked carrots are more beneficial than a raw carrot or a glass of carrot juice.
Read more about growing Carrots at home.
Brightly colored fruits are known to possess high antioxidant properties. This mostly includes citrus fruits, pumpkins, berries, and squashes. The main ingredient in these fruits is the beta-carotene, which is an essential nutrient for immune functioning, detoxification and fights cancers of the skin and eyes.
Read more about growing Pumpkins at home.
Spinach is a popular leafy vegetable known to knock out cancer and boosts brain power. All the flavonoids present in spinach combat cancer and tumor cell growth. These carotenoids hunt down potentially dangerous ‘free radicals’ from the body before they can do harm. Spinach also has a potent anti-oxidant that slows the effect of aging on the brain.
Read more about growing Spinach at home.