Nutrients in Foods that Protect Against Cancer

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VITAMIN A
: Strengthens the immune system.Essential for mineral metabolism and endocrine function. Helps detoxify. True vitamin A is found only in animal foods such as cod liver oil; fish and shellfish; and liver, butter and egg yolks from pasture-fed animals. Traditional diets contained ten times more vitamin A than the typical modern American diet.

VITAMIN C: An important antioxidant that prevents damage by free radicals. Found in many fruits and vegetables but also in certain organ meats valued by primitive peoples.

VITAMIN B 6 : Deficiencies are associated with cancer. Contributes to the function of over 100 enzymes. Most available from raw animal foods.

VITAMIN B 12 : Deficiencies are associated with cancer. Found only in animal foods.

VITAMIN B 17 : Protects against cancer. Found in a variety of organically grown grains, legumes, nuts and berries.

VITAMIN D : Required for mineral absorption. Strongly protective against breast and colon cancer. Found only in animal foods such as cod liver oil, lard, shellfish and butterfat, organ meats and egg yolks from grass-fed animals. Traditional diets contained ten times more vitamin D than the typical modern American diet.

VITAMIN E : Works as an antioxidant at the cellular level. Found in unprocessed oils as well as in animal fats like butter and egg yolks.

CONJUGATED LINOLEIC ACID (CLA): Strongly protective against breast cancer. Found in the butterfat and meat fat of grass-fed ruminant animals.

CHOLESTEROL: A potent antioxidant that protects against free radicals in cell membranes. Found only in animal foods.

MINERALS : The body needs generous amounts of a wide variety of minerals for protection against cancer. Minerals like zinc, magnesium and selenium are vital components of enzymes that help the body fight carcinogens. Minerals are more easily absorbed from animal foods.

LACTIC ACID AND FRIENDLY BACTERIA : Contribute to the health of the digestive tract. Found in old fashioned lacto-fermented foods.

SATURATED FATS : Strengthen the immune system. Needed for proper use of the essential fatty acids. The lungs cannot function without saturated fats. Found mostly in animal foods.

LONG-CHAIN FATTY ACIDS : Arachidonic acid (AA) eicosapentaenoic  acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) help fight cancer on the cellular level. They are found mostly in animal foods such as butter, organ meats, cod liver oil and seafood.

SHORT-AND MEDUIM-CHAIN FATTY ACIDS : Strengthen the immune system and facilitate intercellular communication . Plentiful in coconut oil; lesser amounts in butter.

CO-ENZYME Q1O : Highly protective against cancer. Found only in animal foods.

Foods from healthy animals contain many nutrients that protect against cancer and contribute to good health.

 

 

 

 

 

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