One of the most exciting developments in the discussion of ginger and its impact on human health has been the positive correlation between the organic compounds in ginger and the prevention of cancer. Gingerols, those same compounds which give ginger its anti-inflammatory qualities, have also been shown to prevent carcinogenic activity in the colon that can lead to colorectal cancer.
Researchers claim that blackberries may be among the most potent cancer-fighting fruits. Blackberries are rich in substances that may have cancer-protective properties. According to studies, Cyanidin 3-glucoside, (which is in blackberries) has chemotherapeutic and chemo-protective activity. Ellagic, another substance in blackberries, has been shown to inhibit cancer cells from forming. These properties in blackberries may effectively prevent cancer, according to scientists.
Tomatillo has recently been named as a food that can help fight and prevent cancer. A naturally occurring phytochemical compounds called withanolides, such as Ixocarpalactone-A, is one of the compounds in tomatillo found to be a natural cancer fighter, according to studies. The discovery about tomatillo began when researchers from University of Kansas examined the fruit’s compounds and found that it has the abilities to fight against several cancers. The withanolides content in tomatillo was found to be effective against breast cancer, leukemia, cancer of the esophagus, melanomas, thyroid cancer, pancreas cancer, and even some brain tumors.