"Tell me what you eat, and I'll tell you what cancer it is" – Jean Anthelme Brillat-SavarinIt is known that diet plays an important role in the prevention of diseases, especially if we talk about conditions related to the heart and diabetes. A good selection of foods can help lower cholesterol levels, prevent the formation of hardening in the arterial walls and avoid complications with other organs including the kidneys and brain.
The more colorful and natural the selection of fruits and vegetables, we will be adding protection to the different cellular processes that are stimulated by the so-called oncogenes or genes that stimulate the production of cancer in our body.
However, there are other ways in which oncogenes can be activated, and one of the most important lies in nutrition.
There are several foods that research has been linked to certain types of cancer, including breast cancer. In the diet there are highly carcinogenic substances that are present in certain foods and their participation in the risk of cancer in a certain organ and in defined populations has been proven.
Compounds high in nitrosamines and nitrosamines found in foods that are cured for a long time and are linked to stomach and intestinal cancer. Also, the diet that includes foods with aromatic hydrates as for example in vegetable oils since they come from the combustion of oil or coal and are related to cancer of the gastric system.
One of the most dangerous substances in the diet is sugar and its derivatives. In addition to its compounds high in calcium sulfate and sulfuric acid, sugar has no nutritional value and is directly related to the progression of various aggressive cancers such as breast and liver cancer.
In 1931 the German physiologist and Nobel Prize winner Otto Heinrich stated that normal cells metabolize glucose differently from cancer cells ” and this has actually had an impact on most of the cases diagnosed in the past decades.
Other research claims that high blood sugar levels stimulate cancer cells to keep growing disproportionately without stopping. Not to mention, excess sugar lowers normal oxygen levels in the body and affects other organs that could provide protection to the body, such as lymph nodes and red blood cells.
On the other hand, substances that have sugar substitutes such as aspartame are known to produce metabolic disturbances in the body and are linked to different types of cancer as well as conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and damage to the central nervous system. Therefore, the consumption of sugar and obesity is usually a deadly combination that significantly increases the risk of cancer in our body.
It should not be forgotten that the increase in saturated fat, alcohol and the disproportionate intake of red meat is related to chronic inflammatory states that stimulate the body to generate new tissues that initiate cancer mutations.
The recommendations are still present in foods that contain phytonutrients present in fruits and vegetables that in turn help regulate hormones, such as estrogen. In addition, they help reduce the growth of cancer cells by reducing inflammation processes in the body while reducing the risk of damage caused by oxidants.
Calciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage are also foods that decrease the risk of head, neck, esophagus and stomach cancer, as well as producing enzymes that protect against genetic mutations.
Consuming vitamins and minerals cannot be ruled out as they are important in essential functions such as moderate growth and the development of cells that aid in tissue repair.
Finally, a diet high in fiber reduces cancers of the gastric system in every way and helps the absorption of other nutrients that are equally essential for the protection of our body against cellular damages that activate genetic mutations.
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Adamar Gonzalez MD
Dr. in General Medicine
Creator of the Transformation Program
in Health and Nutrition from FitMeD