Fight the Risk of Cancer with Indian Spices

6 Spices that reduce the risk of cancer

Friday, June 20, 2014 by: Dr.Sofiya

(NaturalNews) Cancer is a word that seems to strike fear in the hearts of nearly everyone who hears it, regardless of their age, gender or socioeconomic status. There is good reason for this fear. Though different cancers have different survival rates, battling cancer itself can be almost as bad and horrific as actually succumbing to the disease. By using the following six Indian spices in the diet liberally, it is possible to significantly reduce the likelihood of developing cancer.

1. Cumin
Popular as an aid to help digestion along, many people do not realize that cumin is also a powerful antioxidant. The seeds, which are often chewed by the handful by savvy Indians who want to ensure successful digestion after their meals, also contain thymoquinone. This compound helps reduce the spread of the cells that can cause colon cancer.

2. Oregano
Though commonly eaten in a variety of Italian and pasta dishes as well as for flavoring pizza sauce, oregano also has anticancer properties. Due to its antimicrobial properties, one teaspoon of oregano has the potential to stop the growth of malignant cancerous cells such as those that cause prostate cancer.

3. Ginger
Ginger has long been prized for its healing qualities. In addition to helping to reduce cholesterol, ginger is also known to increase metabolism. Now, people who enjoy adding ginger to their diet can do so knowing that they are also killing those cells which cause cancer. While it is easily added to dishes such as salads, fish and vegetables, chewing on fresh parsley can help make the root’s odor more bearable.

4. Saffron
Crocetin, a carotenoid dicarboxylic acid that saffron contains, helps retard cancer progression. In addition, this compound has been shown to be able to reduce the size of cancerous tumors by 50%. Though it is expensive, its benefits can be enjoyed by ingesting only a few of its threads.

5. Cinnamon
Prized as a flavoring in a variety of dishes, including breads, desserts, side dishes and entrees, only half of a teaspoon of cinnamon is needed each day to enjoy its many cancer-reducing benefits. Cinnamon is known to inhibit the formation of new vessels within the body as well as reduce the growth of tumors.

6. Fennel
Anethole is a compound found within fennel that enables the spice to resist the invasive and adhesive qualities of cancer cells. Fennel does this by suppressing those activities that are regulated by enzymes and that encourage cancerous cells to multiply. This spice also contains a plethora of other antioxidants and phytonutrients as well.

Simply by enjoying tasty and well-seasoned foods on a daily basis, people can help reduce their chances of having to fight off a number of different types of cancer. With the right combination of spices, a long and healthy life can be expected.

Sources:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

http://www.aicr.org

http://science.naturalnews.com

6 Spices that reduce the risk of cancer</p><br /><br />
<p>Friday, June 20, 2014 by: Dr.Sofiya</p><br /><br />
<p>(NaturalNews) Cancer is a word that seems to strike fear in the hearts of nearly everyone who hears it, regardless of their age, gender or socioeconomic status. There is good reason for this fear. Though different cancers have different survival rates, battling cancer itself can be almost as bad and horrific as actually succumbing to the disease. By using the following six Indian spices in the diet liberally, it is possible to significantly reduce the likelihood of developing cancer.</p><br /><br />
<p>1. Cumin<br /><br /><br />
Popular as an aid to help digestion along, many people do not realize that cumin is also a powerful antioxidant. The seeds, which are often chewed by the handful by savvy Indians who want to ensure successful digestion after their meals, also contain thymoquinone. This compound helps reduce the spread of the cells that can cause colon cancer.</p><br /><br />
<p>2. Oregano<br /><br /><br />
Though commonly eaten in a variety of Italian and pasta dishes as well as for flavoring pizza sauce, oregano also has anticancer properties. Due to its antimicrobial properties, one teaspoon of oregano has the potential to stop the growth of malignant cancerous cells such as those that cause prostate cancer.</p><br /><br />
<p>3. Ginger<br /><br /><br />
Ginger has long been prized for its healing qualities. In addition to helping to reduce cholesterol, ginger is also known to increase metabolism. Now, people who enjoy adding ginger to their diet can do so knowing that they are also killing those cells which cause cancer. While it is easily added to dishes such as salads, fish and vegetables, chewing on fresh parsley can help make the root's odor more bearable.</p><br /><br />
<p>4. Saffron<br /><br /><br />
Crocetin, a carotenoid dicarboxylic acid that saffron contains, helps retard cancer progression. In addition, this compound has been shown to be able to reduce the size of cancerous tumors by 50%. Though it is expensive, its benefits can be enjoyed by ingesting only a few of its threads.</p><br /><br />
<p>5. Cinnamon<br /><br /><br />
Prized as a flavoring in a variety of dishes, including breads, desserts, side dishes and entrees, only half of a teaspoon of cinnamon is needed each day to enjoy its many cancer-reducing benefits. Cinnamon is known to inhibit the formation of new vessels within the body as well as reduce the growth of tumors.</p><br /><br />
<p>6. Fennel<br /><br /><br />
Anethole is a compound found within fennel that enables the spice to resist the invasive and adhesive qualities of cancer cells. Fennel does this by suppressing those activities that are regulated by enzymes and that encourage cancerous cells to multiply. This spice also contains a plethora of other antioxidants and phytonutrients as well.</p><br /><br />
<p>Simply by enjoying tasty and well-seasoned foods on a daily basis, people can help reduce their chances of having to fight off a number of different types of cancer. With the right combination of spices, a long and healthy life can be expected.</p><br /><br />
<p>Sources:</p><br /><br />
<p>http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov</p><br /><br />
<p>http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com</p><br /><br />
<p>http://www.aicr.org</p><br /><br />
<p>http://science.naturalnews.com
More reasons to eat Indian besides that it is so darn tasty! 
Do you have healthy foods or spices you eat?  Do you like Indian food?  Do you have favorite dishes?  I love gobi which is cauliflower and biryani  which is rice and vegetables. 
 

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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16 Responses to Fight the Risk of Cancer with Indian Spices

  1. maverickbird says:

    Amazing post Anne. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thanks for sharing this great post 🙂

  3. annetbell says:

    I am so glad you like it Irene and hope you will stop by again soon and often!

  4. apsara says:

    Lovely post! Thank you for sharing even the active chemical compound in each. Turmeric also would be one, right?

  5. I love this!! I reckon I’m pretty well covered too, fingers crossed xx

  6. Jim says:

    Thanks for the useful and valuable information. Guess I need to add more saffron and fennel to my diet. 🙂

  7. Fresh ginger can be added to hot tea or brewed and strained for iced tea… Tastes yum and super healthy

  8. Joe says:

    Don’t get me wrong, I love spices and all the health benefits that can follow, but how can we sure that some spices can help keep cancer at bay?

    • annetbell says:

      I can’t testify to the accuracy of the research, but I imagine they they used data taken from people and what spices they ate. Then follow up on the number who develop cancer. Great question that the article didn’t address!

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