Chemotherapy took its toll on Steven Satterfield. The co-owner and executive chef of Miller Union in Atlanta lost his hair, his spunk, and his skin turned grayish-green.
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Here’s a look at power foods to fuel your body. (They are also considered cancer-fighting foods)
Apples. Apples contain the antioxidant quercetin, which helps fight inflammation and are high in fiber and are lower in sugar than other popular fruits like grapes and bananas.
Cruciferous vegetables. We should be eating cruciferous veggies every day in some form. This group includes Brussels sprouts, broccoli and cabbage. They contain organosulphur compounds—cancer can’t live in that type of environment.
Dark berries, such as blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. These have the highest concentrated amount of flavonoids (plant-based compounds with powerful antioxidant properties).
Dark greens, especially kale. Other dark greens include Swiss chard, spinach and collards. Greens essentially have no calories and carbs but are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber.
Green tea and white tea have food enzymes and chemicals that have the potential ability to fight cancer and heart disease. Tea contains antioxidants, including EGCG, which is a unique catechin. It helps fight free radicals in our body that damage our DNA and potentially cause cancer. To add extra health benefits, try cooking with green tea.
Source:Shayna Komar, a licensed and registered dietitian at Cancer Wellness at Piedmont