By now, it shouldn’t be a secret that there are specific proteins, enzymes and other coding within our bodies that can be activated to stop cancer cells dead in their tracks. Every day, more and more people (including doctors and scientists) are learning about the powers of specific foods and the role they play in our diet to both prevent and fight diseases. When it comes to cancer – which is such a widespread problem, so it naturally garners more attention – there are certain foods and compounds contained within certain foods that are thought to destroy cancer cells, along with having numerous other health benefits. Below are 10 of the most functional foods in the world that destroy cancer cells.
#1: Grapes and Resveratrol (found in Wine)
Resveratrol, the powerful ingredient found in grapes and wine, is an extremely powerful antioxidant. It is known for its ability to inhibit cyclooxygenase-2 (CoX-2) production, which is related to cancers and other types of non-malignant tumors/growths in the intestinal tract. Organically-occurring CoX-2 inhibitors such as resveratrol have been shown to decrease the incidence of cancer along with pre-cancerous growths. So maybe that extra glass of wine isn’t so bad after all!