Top 5 Vitamins That Protect Against Cancer

The best way to beat cancer naturally is to adopt a lifestyle to prevent it. Healthy, nutrient-rich food is an essential part of any anti-cancer plan. Here are my picks for the top 5 vitamins that help protect against cancer.

1. Beta carotene

This precursor of vitamin A is found in most orange and green vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale and other leafy green vegetables.  An amazing nutrient, it has been shown in research to protect the lungs against toxins that are linked to lung cancer.

Another study found that ex-smokers who ate green and yellow vegetables high in beta carotene daily decreased their risk of stomach and lung cancer.

2. Vitamin B6

This B-vitamin is essential to maintain a healthy immune system and helps protect the respiratory tract from pollution and infection.  In studies it has helped protect against cervical cancer. Vitamin B6 is primarily found in carrots, apples, organ meats, bananas, leafy green vegetables and sweet potatoes.

3.  Vitamin C

One of the most well-researched nutrients, vitamin C has shown great promise in the fight against cancer, both in prevention and disease management.  Consider a recent study in which forty patients with cancer of the breast, ovary, uterus, or cervix received large doses of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and other vitamins.

Another 61 patients with other kinds of cancer followed the same regime, while 31 patients received no vitamin supplements and served as the control group. The control group lived an average of 5.7 months.  Of the others, 80 percent of the patients with cancer of the breast, ovary, uterus or cervix had a mean survival time of 122 months; patients with other forms of cancer lived an average of 72 months. That translates into a length of life 13 to 21 times longer in those who used vitamin therapy.

4. Folic Acid

In studies, folic acid, also known as folate or vitamin B9, helps protect against cervical cancer and is necessary for the proper formation of the body’s own genetic material – DNA and RNA.  It is found in beets, cabbage, dark green leafy vegetables, eggs, citrus fruits and most types of fish.

5. Vitamin E

In addition to protecting against bowel cancer, vitamin E works as a powerful antioxidant that reduces the damage caused by ozone and pollutants on the cells. It is found in eggs, wheat germ, liver, unrefined vegetable oils, and dark green vegetables.

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Marie W
Marie W10 hours ago

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Daniel N1 months ago

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Tabot T2 months ago

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Peggy B2 months ago

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Gino C
Past Member 2 months ago

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Emma L2 months ago

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Joanna M3 months ago

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