Avocado’s as part of a good diet for Cancer prevention

I want to discuss quickly here the importance of multiple sources of whole foods for antiangiogenic (tumor blood vessel killer) diet. It is believed that the main feeding source for tumors is angiogenesis (blood vessel development) in which the tumor acquires nutrients to grow and spread. Eating high power foods like kale are good but should not be the only source for health. The more variety of fruits and vegetables it is like having not just one type of fighting army but one of multiple ones with many skills and disciplines. Variety is the key optimal health it seems. Avocados being a fruit warrior in itself. One more to add to the team of powerful foods that help reduce the risk of some types of cancer. 

“These studies suggest that individual and combinations of phytochemicals from the avocado fruit may offer an advantageous dietary strategy in cancer prevention.”  –Ding HChin YWKinghorn ADD’Ambrosio SM.

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Are you curious what are all those great colors in an avocado from skin to fruit?

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1 whole avocado, 304 grams has about 17 grams of fiber in it which meets 68% of the RDA’s fiber requirement and holds 7 grams of plant protein and 88% percent of your daily requirement of vitamin C.  Nutrition Facts

Note: According to Dr. Essylsten M.D. from the Cleveland Clinic if you have had heart disease or at a high risk for heart disease reducing total fat is advised ; even if it is from healthier forms of fat. 

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One Response to Avocado’s as part of a good diet for Cancer prevention

  1. Nice post!

    For supplementary information, I recommend your readers watch William Li’s TedX Talk on anti-angiogenesis, and how we can eat to starve cancer: http://www.ted.com/talks/william_li.html

    It’s a nice lecture.

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