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How to Protect and Repair Your DNA

DNA contains all the instructions that transform us from a fertilized egg into a full human
being. DNA also contains all the programming that facilitates biological growth and repair,
fights infection and disease and aids the normal function of vital organs like the heart, brain
and gut. Unfortunately, DNA and genetic expression can be damaged by diet, stress, lifestyle,
emotions and injury, which may advance the physical and mental deterioration often
associated with aging.
However, limiting the factors that cause the most genetic damage can help reverse disease and
restore proper biological function. The most common causes of DNA damage include:
• Free Radical Damage – Free radicals form in the body as a by-product of the proDNAcesses
that break down food for energy, fight infection and hazardous chemicals. They are highly
unstable molecules that encourage oxidation, or cellular rust, that interferes with energy
production and may be related to symptoms of extreme physical and mental fatigue in the
• Mistakes in DNA Replication – Mistakes can be made during DNA replication that result in
the accumulation of genetic mutations that increase the amount of time it takes to repair and
replace “old” DNA.
• Errors during DNA Transcription – When various amino acids are missing during DNA
transcription, the process of encoding specific information into our genes, which are used in
the creation of enzymes and proteins, vital components of health and biological repair, can be
altered that may encourage the development of disease.

Most people today are consistently exposed to substances that are known to damage our
DNA. Radiation (from the sun , increased radiation from mobile phone masts or x-rays),
viruses, toxins, pollution, plastics, cigarette smoke, chemicals in soft drinks, pesticides, and
many more common substances have all been found to damage our DNA. It’s unfortunate
because when our DNA is damaged, we are subjected to numerous health problems. Our cells
become inhibited in producing what our bodies need and our bodies become challenged in re-
growing healthy cells. Some results of damaged DNA are: premature aging, cancer, diabetes
mellitus (diabetes itself may cause DNA damage), Parkinson’s, Alzheimers, chronic fatigue
syndrome, and many other conditions. Worse yet, the effects of our chemical exposure and
lifestyles are passed to our children and our children’s children. Fortunately though, our DNA
has the ability to repair itself and below are a few easy ways to start your DNA on the road to
repair. Vibrational or physical control, by others, is established through various means, one of
which is toxic additives in the food supply and products that we use. For example, fluoride
which is added to drinking water is a highly toxic, poisonous, neuro-suppressant. It calcifies
the pineal gland and interferes with DNA functioning (see my article on the dangers of
fluoride). The world’s most prestigious medical journal, the Lancet, has recently categorized
fluoride as a neurotoxin.

In fact, there are endless food additives that disrupt normal DNA functioning, which is why
they are placed into so many products, to prevent the human being from functioning at his/her
optimal. Genetically modified organisms, or GMO crops are being forced into the food chain
and these organisms also disrupt DNA functioning. After looking at the data on how the
human body processes these and other forms of GMOs, a team of researchers discovered that
DNA from GMOs is not completely broken down by the body during the digestion process.
What would normally be degraded into smaller constituents like amino acids and nucleic
acids was found to remain whole. Not only this, but these larger DNA fragments were found

to pass directly into the circulatory system, sometimes at a level higher than actual human

Cells cannot function properly if the DNA is damaged. However, the cells CAN, through
chemical processes, reverse the damage themselves. It is estimated that, on average, there are
800 incidents of DNA damage in our bodies per hour. That’s 19,000 hits to our DNA every
day. And that DNA damage can cause mutations that can give rise to cancer—if not repaired.
Thankfully, the regulation of DNA repair may be added to the list of biological processes that
are influenced by what we eat and, specifically, that this might constitute part of the
explanation for the cancer-preventive effects of many plant-based foods.

Nine fruits and vegetables were tested to see which were better for boosting DNA repair:
lemons, persimmons, strawberries, oranges, choy sum (which is like skinny bok choy),
broccoli, celery, lettuce, and apples. Which ones came out tops? Lemons, persimmons,
strawberries, apples, broccoli, and celery each conferred DNA protection at very low doses.
Lemons cut DNA damage by about a third. Was it the vitamin C? No, removing the vitamin
C from the lemon extract did not remove the protective effect. However, if you boiled the
lemon first for 30 minutes, the effect was lost. Now you can see another benefit of drinking
lemon juice with water or green tea first thing in the morning. A combined group of
carotenoid nutrients known as xanthophylls, combat DNA damage and boost DNA repair
mechanisms. This in turn slows the development of cancer and other age related disorders
such as advanced macular degeneration (gradual loss of eye sight).

Hempseed and hempseed oil have been found to be a factor in DNA repair. Hemp has the
perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega fatty acids (Omega 3 and Omega 6) needed by the human body.
One ‘job’ of Omega 3 is cellular repair. Hemp is 65% protein, 35% of which is globulin
edestin protein. It is the protein that is closest to human globulin, and is very easily digestible
by the body.The protein is a major factor in DNA repair, as the cells use that protein to correct
the DNA damage. Because hemp is the highest source of edestin protein AND is responsible
for boosting the immune system, it is a perfect addition to the diet. Vitamins B3 (Niacin), B9
(Folate), and B12 (Cobalamin) have also been found as essential for DNA metabolism..

What are the causes of cancer? What makes us older? If lifestyle choices like smoking
cigarettes or drinking cola increase our risk of cancer, what can we do to try reverse or slow
aging? Are cancer and aging related? Adequate, or more than adequate, levels of vitamins and
minerals are thought to play a significant role in DNA repair and protection. The repair and
protection of DNA is then thought to play a critical role in preventing cancer and slowing
aging. Carotenoids (vitamin A precursors) such as beta-carotene are now conclusively
considered anti-oxidants which ensure genomic stability. Their role in preventing cancer,
however, is still considered somewhat controversial, with some studies reporting that
carotenoids prevent cancer, and other studies reporting no effect. Vitamin D has also been
shown to play a role in stabilizing DNA structure, and has been proven to help in bone health,
multiple sclerosis, hypertension and possibly cancer. Vitamin E is a lipid scavenger which
makes it very effective at reducing chromosome damage.
It can also happen if a person is exposed to radiation through x-ray imaging, nuclear power, or
fallout from nuclear weapons. If severe enough, radiation damage may cause cancer, birth
defects, heart disease, and other serious health problems. Doctors try to protect people
undergoing radiation therapy for cancer by using low doses, being precise about targeting the
radiation, and minimizing side effects.

Radiation damage can cause a number of symptoms. These are common side effects when a
person undergoes radiation treatment for cancer:
• Hair loss
• Stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
• Low white blood cells (leucopenia)
• Itchy skin at the site of the radiation
• Sore mouth or mouth ulcers (oral mucositis)
Radiation sickness or radiation emergency happens after exposure to a large amount of
radiation. Acute radiation sickness occurs within 24 hours of exposure. Chronic radiation
syndrome is a range of symptoms occurring over a period of time. These symptoms can
happen immediately or months or years after exposure to radiation:
• Radiation syndrome includes fatigue, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sweating,
fever, headache with bleeding and complications affecting the digestive system, nervous
system, heart, and lungs.
• Central nervous system diseases
• Kidney, liver, or gastrointestinal problems
• Poor growth in children
• Skin conditions
• Pericarditis (inflammation of the sac around the heart)
• Lung infections or conditions, respiratory failure
• Vision problems, including cataracts
• Problems with the reproductive organs
• Heart disease

Damage happens when radiation interacts with oxygen, causing certain molecules to form in
the body. These molecules can damage or break strands of DNA in cells. The cells may die.
Apart from chemicals in the food, air, water and clothes we wear the greatest threat to our
health is from radiation.
People who have been exposed to radiation and who also have the following conditions or
characteristics are at risk for developing radiation damage:
• High dose of radiation exposure
• Young age at time of exposure
• Use of chemotherapy, antibiotics
• Exposure to radiation before birth (while in the womb)
These nutritional tips may help reduce side effects from radiation therapy:
• People undergoing radiation and that means everyone in the world should maintain a healthy
diet. It is best to work with a nutritionist who understands the unique needs of people with
cancer and people receiving radiation therapy.
• Use healthy cooking oils, such as olive oil or coconut oil. Avoid cooking olive oil at high
temperatures to prevent carcinogens from forming.
• Reduce or eliminate trans fatty acids, found in commercially-baked goods, such as cookies,
crackers, cakes, French fries, onion rings, donuts, processed foods, and margarine.

Supplements may be helpful in terms of managing the side effects of radiation therapy while
others may interfere with the effectiveness of certain cancer treatments. Another supplement
you may want to consider is a probiotic supplement containing 5 to 10 billion CFUs (colony
forming units) a day. Probiotics may help reduce diarrhoea in people receiving radiation
therapy for cancer in the pelvis or abdomen.
Herbs are generally available as standardized, dried extracts (pills, capsules, or tablets), teas,
or tinctures/liquid extracts. Mix liquid extracts with your favourite beverage. Dose for teas is

The effects depend on the characteristics (frequency. 80 to 200 mg. beans (red kidney beans. for antioxidant effects. 400 mg daily. may offer some protection from radiation. Other foods that repair DNA are…. and redness.) of the interacting radiation and how it is absorbed or deflected by the “guest” structure. water cress. and may even have estrogen-like effects in certain people. such as warfarin (Coumadin) or aspirin. lentils and chick peas. although more research is needed. speed of particles. Speak with your doctor. • Chamomile oral rinse (Kamillosan). Sun-gazing is a very effective way to consciously change your DNA for the better but you have to adhere to some simple. You can also prepare teas from the root. Studies are mixed about whether aloe helps reduce skin irritation and pain from radiation. Cicero is from the Latin word for chickpea. may offer some protection from radiation damage. 250 to 500 mg daily. 100 to 200 mg. • Green tea (Camellia sinensis) standardized extract. You should not take ginseng for more than 3 months. Ginseng may interact with a number of medications. black beans. 2 to 3 times daily. etc. Molecules interact at atomic level with incoming radiation. If you are undergoing radiation therapy for cancer. Some studies show that ginseng may reduce fatigue. So valuable in ancient Rome. • Panax ginseng (Panax ginseng) standardized extract. 2 to 3 times daily. split peas. Human DNA is the software of life. You can also prepare teas from the leaf. If you have diabetes. although more research is needed. used 3 to 4 times daily. This process is even more beneficial if you are standing barefoot on grass. steeped for 10 to 15 minutes (roots need longer). may offer some protection from radiation. Holy basil may increase the risk of bleeding if you take blood-thinning medications. although more research is needed. so ask your doctor before taking it. for example. ask your oncologist before taking any herb. But the mechanism of how highly energetic radiation interact with the DNA structure is not yet properly understood. Selenium. basic guidelines. One study of women undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer found that using calendula ointment at least 2 times a day reduced skin irritation. seeds of legumes that use nitrogen from the atmosphere to make protein are an important protein source worldwide. The main role of DNA molecules is the long term storage of information. Milk thistle may interact with a variety of medications. Human DNA is holding ALL information needed to build and “run” the human body. all very good sources of fibre. pain. kiwi fruits. which is a common side effect of radiation therapy. • Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) standardized extract.1 to 2 heaping tsp. Cosmic radiation (galactic radiation) reaches earth every single moment. an autoimmune disease. You can begin by doing this for about ten seconds . broccoli. applied externally to irritated skin. prominent families derived their names from beans and peas. If you are undergoing radiation therapy for cancer. twice daily. guavas. for mouth soreness or ulcers due to radiation therapy. Avocados and asparagus are also high on the list. 1 to 3 times a day. Pulses. you should avoid ginseng. apply externally to irritated skin. kale. insomnia. ask your oncologist before taking any herb. per cup of water. You may use caffeine-free products. or schizophrenia. • Calendula (Calendula officinalis) topical cream. • Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum) standardized extract. The best times are an hour after sunrise and an hour before sunset as the sun’s rays are not powerful enough at that time to damage your eyes. naked earth or sand at the same time. • Aloe vera (Aloe vera) topical gel or cream. spinach. protein and folate which is an excellent source of vitamin B. heart disease. a process known as earthing or grounding.

Enjoy cruciferous veggies. egg yolk. leafy greens. Cabbage and bok choy add more health benefits to a delightful vegan stir fry dish.Broccoli. Eat an ounce of Brazil nuts several times a week.Their selenium helps to maintain DNA repair. Raspberries have also been shown to promote healthy cell life and regulate normal cell death. seeds. Intake above 2000 mg may be associated with adverse side effects in some individuals. and they provide protection against obesity. and Brussels sprouts boost DNA repair. broccoli. and apricots. spinach. whole wheat and rye also provide selenium. wheat germ). Vitamin C : Ascorbic acid is a water soluble vitamin present in citrus fruits and juices. yams.(10). Whole grains. cabbage. (NOTE: Vitamin A has no antioxidant properties and can be quite toxic when taken in excess. to clarify the relationship. carrots. Beta-carotene is a precursor to vitamin A (retinol) and is present in liver. Don’t like broccoli? Try adding broccoli florets to potato soup. green peppers. tomato. Protecting your DNA is not only important from a physical perspective but also spiritually as it works with your pineal gland in raising your level of consciousness and connectivity to your inner being. and strawberries. broccoli. 2. A fat soluble vitamin present in nuts. spinach. and sprouted legumes also provide zinc. Sunflower seeds. your fellow man and the greater consciousness that controls the universe.. (11) 4.) Good Foods Aid DNA Repair 1. cabbage. milk. (9) from orange fruits and vegetables and leafy greens also improve DNA repair. Fruits 1. peaches. Vitamin E : d-alpha tocopherol. vegetable and fish oils. kiwi. cantaloupe. cauliflower. The RDA is 60 mg per day.Kiwis are one fruit that is also known to significantly increase the rate of DNA repair when three are eaten daily.(12) 5. Phytic acid found in whole grains promotes DNA repair. fortified cereals.and gradually work your way up and the health benefits are said to be tremendous. Eat orange fruits and vegetables. cantaloupe. Here are 24 fruits and vegetables that you should consider including in your diet. Or put chopped kale into your lentil soup. Cruciferous vegetables also help the liver to detoxify cancer-producing agents. Instead the RDA is expressed as retinol equivalents (RE). A deficiency in zinc impairs DNA repair.Carotenoids (8). kale. Citrus fruits and cooked tomatoes contain naringenin which stimulates DNA repair in prostate cancer cells. 2. Raspberries Raspberries are rich in quercetin and gallic acid. butter. squash. and grains. 6. which are flavonoids linked to healthy heart function. Enjoy citrus fruit and cooked tomatoes. Because beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A by the body there is no set requirement. Current recommended daily allowance (RDA) is 15 IU per day for men and 12 IU per day for women. 3. Oranges . whole grains (esp.

pomegranates have the additional appeal of being low in calories. 6. Add to this plenty of soluble and insoluble fiber to help support weight management and digestive health and tangerines are an excellent food choice. Bananas also help the body absorb calcium. Vegetables 9. which is essential to good cardiovascular health. regulate blood sugar. which are roaming atoms with an unpaired electron. Oranges also contain a flavonoid called herperidin. Kiwi Kiwi has even more vitamin C than oranges. Blueberries Blueberries are blue due to the presence of a natural plant chemical called anthocyanin. the banana is a terrific source of potassium. Tangerines Like oranges. and improve memory function. tangerines are loaded with antioxidants. Bananas Technically an herb. 3. Free radicals can damage cells. Grapefruit Grapefruits are low in calories. 7. They also contain a host of polyphenols. Not only this. This along with potassium. nutrients that support eye health. and are a great source of vitamin B6. Vitamin C renders free radicals harmless by pairing off the free electron. 5. a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the body against free radicals. a powerful antioxidant that may help enhance vision health. but they contain lutein and zeaxanthin. Pomegranates Another fruit rich in vitamin C. Hesperidin has been shown to help regulate blood pressure. which are micronutrients linked to a possibly reduced risk of cancer. only more of them. along with vitamin E and other antioxidant nutrients. fiber. which helps the body produce serotonin. not a fruit. regulate digestion and strengthen cardio health . Eggplant . a brain neurotransmitter that can help stave off depression. which is contained in the white part of the orange peel. high in vitamin C and other nutrients that help support clear skin. 8. and flavonoids that may lower your risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.Oranges are high in vitamin C. magnesium. 4. and zinc make kiwi a nutritional powerhouse.

Broccoli sprouts Broccoli sprouts are tiny little powerhouses that help support the lungs. but it is no joke. 17. potassium. Garlic This little bulb packs a nutritional wallop. which appears to protect cell DNA and is believed to act as a powerful anti-carcinogen. an antioxidant that may help fight off cancer. kale is rich in lutein and zeaxanthin. 10. 12. chief among them chlorogenic acid. 15. Fennel Fennel has a variety of antioxidants and nutrients. 11. 14.Eggplant contains a host of phytochemicals that help support health. selenium. Mushrooms This delicious fungi contains ergothioneine. and the fat it contains is the good kind that actually lowers your cholesterol levels. which support eye health. which is one of the most powerful antioxidants found in our foods. mushrooms are high in vitamin D and riboflavin. and choline. the avocado contains almost 20 vitamins and minerals. skin. as well as various micronutrients that support bone health and may help lower cancer risk. Additionally. Kale Kale seems to be the food fad of the moment. Tomato Tomatoes are a nutritionally potent fruit disguised as a vegetable. Avocado Forget the myth that the avocado is a fat bomb. C. and liver. In truth. the Bs. Garlic has anti-viral qualities. kidneys. are rich in plant chemicals that may help fight cancer. sulfur-containing nutrients that aid in immunity and joint health. K. zinc. 16. as well as a phytonutrient called anethole that may help ward off chronic disease by reducing inflammation. fiber. and properties that aid in cardiovascular protection. calcium. 13. They are chock-full of a phytochemical called lycopene. and have antioxidant properties to boot. Swiss chard Swiss chard is like a leaf that’s been working out in the gym: It contains vitamins A. E. Like tangerines. .

which appears to be a powerful anti-inflammatory that can support your heart and reduce allergy symptoms. Also. onions contain sulfurous compounds that have anti- viral properties. Sweet potatoes Sweet potatoes have a load of vitamin A to support eye health as well as sexual health. Beets In addition to a bevy of antioxidants. Good for cell protection and thyroid function. calcium. Collard greens In the same family as broccoli and Brussels sprouts. And makes you strong like Popeye. beets have nutrients that help lower your blood pressure and your bad cholesterol level. which is essential for developing fetuses. iron. Winter squash The beta-carotene that gives this squash its orange color helps support eye health. including keeping you looking youthful. 21. They also have a powerful antioxidant called glutathione. too. zinc. . Combined with turmeric. 23. Lots of B vitamins. protects against infections and may possibly ward off age-related illnesses like macular degeneration. 22. it has been shown to offer particular protection against prostate cancer. Onions Like the equally smelly garlic clove. an excellent source of vitamin A. Foods that Help Look Younger Green Tea Think of green tea as an elixir — a wonderful potion that’ll do your body a world of good. it may be a potent cancer and cholesterol fighter. collard greens contain vitamin A to support eye. potassium and fiber. Spinach Spinach is a great green veggie source for folate. 24. a spice used in many Indian dishes. potassium. 18. Like the rest of its family. and selenium. 19. 20. They are also a good source of quercetin. which is thought to enhance your immunity to disease. Cauliflower Cauliflower is chock-full of nutrients that can help fight cancer. skin and tooth health.

8. Your skin will remain supple and elastic with proper consumption of tomatoes. or you may face side effects of excess caffeine. Tomatoes have lycopene. in particular. too much of it may cause constipation and liver problems. you definitely should. 17). eating dark chocolate can help dermal circulation keep years off your skin (13. 3) Tomatoes Tomatoes are easy to incorporate into regular meals and dishes. Kale. High-flavanol dark chocolate has catechins that protect your body from the harmful ultraviolet rays and inflammation (11. while iron helps you avoid the skin pallor that highlights imperfections and epidermal blood vessels (16. 2. 10 Dark Chocolate Who doesn’t love chocolate? You can enjoy chocolate without worrying about calories and adverse effects on your skin. The carotenoids they contain also ward off the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays from the sunlight on your skin (7. Vitamin K helps you prevent shadows under the eyes that can make you look fatigued and aged. has high amounts of iron and vitamin K. It’s a win-win! Kale Cruciferous vegetables are those super-veggies full of phytochemicals and nutrition that will do wonders for your skin and hair (15). The research strongly supports that in the right amount it can prevent oxidative damage inside your body by neutralizing free radicals. Eat kale cooked rather than raw to avoid inhibiting your iodine intake. though. 12). . Cocoa will allow you to ward off those pesky wrinkles and dark spots. and its photo protective polyphenols counteract sun damage (1. an antioxidant that prevents the breakdown of the skin-firming agent in your skin called collagen (4. 9. If you’re not doing so already. In time.Like anything. It has revitalizing effects on your skin. 6). 14). 5.

and walnuts are a great way to keep it healthy and young. What is more. It is a rich source of vitamin C which can help you fight skin dryness as well as fine lines. its omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E help keep your hair strong and shiny (23. and wrinkles (20). 24. Additionally. They will help you maintain the rich color of your strands and avoid making you look older than you would like. Avocado You’ve probably heard of the many benefits of avocado time and again. sagging. and your hair will start thanking you. . Even when it comes to keeping looking young. walnuts. Walnuts Is tour hair turning prematurely gray? The studies indicate that this may happen because of subpar levels of copper in your diet (22). You should never underestimate how much your hair affects your appearance. avocado can come to the rescue. which counteracts aging and detoxifies your body. 25 ). creamy fruit comes with a compound called glutathione. Eat a quarter of a cup every day. ensuring that harmful compounds don’t make you appear older. What’s a wonderful source of copper? Well.Pomegranates This juicy red fruit is certainly full of flavor. its ellagic acid helps reduce inflammation (21). of course. This delicious. It has a compound called anthocyanin that reduces collagen breakdown and keeps your skin exuberant. but it is also packed with antioxidants! (18) Pomegranate should be a part of your diet for its flavors and benefits.

such as spots and inflammation. oleic acid. Not only that. in a salad. They come with a range of health benefits. Pineapples contain bromelain enzymes which support collagen synthesis and prevent acne that can deteriorate your skin (35). 38). a condition in which patches of skin darken compared to surrounding areas (36). The studies link cinnamon to increased production of collagen. cinnamon can help you combat it (32). avocados have vitamin B complex.Glutathione is also a powerful antioxidant (26). with positive transformation occurring at all dermal levels (37. They are a great addition to your diet and will keep your skin moisturized and soft (28. To top it off. Spices We all use spices in our meals to reduce blandness and make our food more interesting but spices aren’t just there to make your taste buds happy. or as a juice pineapples are tangy and yummy. vitamin E. The research upon its effects on the skin damaged by environmental factors demonstrates that they can slow the aging process by protecting it from age spots. Pineapple On a pizza. Pineapples are also full of alpha-hydroxy acids known for their benefits for the skin. Furthermore. 29. and potassium (27). 34). This is further enhanced because of its high vitamin C content which also does wonders for hyperpigmentation. The gingerol in ginger is useful in protecting yourself from the UV-related damage. including ones that will help you look younger. and discoloration. if consistent high blood pressure has caused the skin damage because of advanced glycation end products. . freckles. and the capsaicin in chili peppers can limit aging effects in skin cells (33. they are topped with nutrition that can transform your skin’s age. which helps your skin remain taut and elastic (31). 30). Also. it has been shown that the benefit goes more than the skin deep.

can help you lose weight and look younger (42. These nutrients. C. The studies indicate that eating these fats keeps you fuller helping you restrict your caloric intake and avoid a paunch (46.Quinoa Quinoa is a nutritious grain that offers a range of health benefits. It also directly slows down the aging process by lowering oxidative stress and relieving stress on your liver (50). lysine helps by maintaining hair shape and volume (39). For menopausal women with thinning hair. 44. Quinoa is also rich in vitamin B12 that can fight against hyper. as well as an alpha-lipoic acid in quinoa. Broccoli Broccoli has always been popular because of its health benefits. as well as iron. and aging processes. inflammation. which protect against harsh UV rays. . 48). 47. It is a storehouse of vitamins A. 43.or hypopigmentation. such as the development of wrinkles and sagging skin. It is useful in preventing the skin disorders and inflammation while moisturizing your skin to keep it supple (49). and E. It is an excellent oil to cook with and has that unique taste that can elevate your dishes. giving it more resilience. It is made up of three healthy medium-chain fatty acids that will improve your appearance. and builds up a connective tissue to prevent wrinkling and development of the fine lines (40. 41). which can avoid making your skin look pale. Coconut Oil Don’t shy away from coconut oil just because it is a saturated fat. The riboflavin in quinoa helps counteract the impaired skin collagen maturity. 45).

chia seeds have been used since ancient times.Additionally. and irritated skin. Chia Seeds A staple in Mayan and Aztec diets. 60. also fight against oxidative damage. flaky. 54. and blood glucose and help effectively with weight loss (62. it helps in neocollagenesis. more so than any other plant-based source. the creation of new collagen within the skin so that it remains firm and elastic (51. a powerful antioxidant that can battle against the sun damage and inflammation while warding off signs of aging (64). 53. Chia seeds have 60 percent of omega-3 fatty acids in their lipid profiles. 63). 52. they have antioxidants that fight against the damaging effects of free radicals and have an anti-inflammatory benefit (65). 61). It is particularly high in alpha-linoleic acid. triglyceride. 55. They effectively combat the dry. They also contain vitamin E. Similarly. . The studies have shown that chia seeds can help reduce cholesterol. and the research on mice has shown positive anti-aging results (66). Oats Oats are a nutritional powerhouse and a great way to start the day! They are low in fat and provide optimal health benefits that can preserve your youthful appearance. thereby also preventing the wrinkles and lines that result from the dry skin. The saponins in oats. Its sulforaphane content with antioxidant qualities very effectively targets the extrinsic skin aging caused by free radicals as well as photoaging (57). known to clear pores of dirt and oil and reduce pore size. These fatty acids have a range of benefits including regulating hormonal flow in the blood which affects the skin (59. Oats are excellent for moisturizing your skin. its fiber content will improve blood flow and purify blood so that your skin feels glowing and rejuvenated (58). Similarly. 56 ).

They’re delicious. fine lines. Mushrooms also contain anti-tumor polysaccharides. 77. and wrinkles (67). 82). vitamin A. easy to cook with. it can be just what you need to keep looking and feeling youthful. 73) Watermelon This light and watery fruit is the perfect answer to a hot summer day and to signs of aging as well. which is a molecule that hydrates the skin and counteracts tissue laxity seen in aging skin (69. Antioxidants. such as wrinkles. such as lycopene. 75. help build hyaluronic acid in the body. such as Tremella. Kojic acid helps lighten and brighten the skin and also prevents hyperpigmentation (72. They have a low-calorie content. Eating watermelons is a great way to remain hydrated and looking young! Artichoke Artichokes can be found in many cuisines around the world. come in a variety of shapes and flavors and are amazing for your health. 70. Meanwhile. Some varieties of mushroom. and vitamin C. carotene in watermelon is excellent for dealing with oxidative stress (80). warding off signs of aging. fine lines. 71). help fight the free radicals that can decompose the natural vitality of the epidermis. unsightly skin texture. . They can help prevent uneven skin tone. supporting normal and healthy tissue growth that will keep you internally and externally healthy (68). which means they are an excellent food to include in your diet and maintain a healthy weight. Vitamin A also helps prevent acne. It has a lot of vitamin C which can treat hyperpigmentation and photoaging and can aid collagen synthesis to improve skin elasticity (81. 76. which can mar your complexion and hinder your appearance (79). With 93 percent water content and loads of vitamins.Mushrooms Mushrooms are fast becoming a favorite all around the world. and spots (74. 78).

96. The study on Japanese women has shown that sprouts can improve skin elasticity and prevent wrinkles (87). such as salmon. 98. inflammation. ulcerative colitis. and inflammation (88. Its iron and zinc help stave off gray hairs and make your hair strong and voluminous (86). wrinkles.The antioxidant micronutrients in artichokes improve skin texture and nourish cells. brain deterioration. herring. 95. fighting fine lines. Sprouts Sprouts are germinated seeds of legumes and grains. In menopausal women. 89. 93). Astaxanthin in salmon also helps maintain skin moisture and elasticity (100) . 97. Exposure to harsh sunlight. tuna. can have a distinctly adverse effect on the skin. 92. thinness. anchovies. Fatty fish are also one of the very few sources of food-based vitamin D. mackerel. imbalance of the epidermal homeostasis. and the sun damage (94. and sprouts are excellent anti-aging ingredients in that regard (84. such as photoaging. trout. sagging. without which you can feel fatigued and old (91. Fatty fish protect you from such diseases as cardiovascular conditions. To look young. Their omega-3 acids help fight visual impairment. 99). They contain omega-3 fatty acids. your cells and organs have to be young and free of disease. immune dysfunction. and pilchard. Fatty Fish Fatty fish are the kinds of fish that have oil in their tissues. needed for strong. which can combat a number of skin problems. 90). and other skin disorders. They are the source of the nutrients we usually don’t get from our normal diets. 85). and blemishes so that you can look fresh and youthful (83). youthful bones as well as sleep quality. the research indicates that artichokes can help eliminate dryness. in particular. and lack of vigor in the skin.

114. chlorogenic acid. The studies on aging human participants indicate that brain function and alertness are also improved substantially (119). 109). 108. which are antioxidants that prevent inflammation. . Apples have catechins. 118). which can help weight loss so that you are fit and young (101. and skin damage while improving brain and muscle function (106. The studies in which participants consumed blueberries regularly in some form — juiced. Sweet Potato Sweet potatoes are full of carotenoids. and we’ve all heard that old adage: an apple a day. Blueberries counteract the DNA damage caused by oxidative stress which is partly responsible for aging. as the studies have consistently demonstrated (104. Apples are very high in fiber and low in energy density. Their orange-yellow color comes directly from the beta-carotenes they contain which protect against oxidative damage and the sun damage that cause premature skin aging (121. They are especially renowned in the health-savvy community because they are said to contain an impressively high antioxidant capacity which is greater than any other fruit or vegetable (110. 112).Apple Who doesn’t love apples? They are available year-round and great to eat as they are. 102. Apples can drastically reduce cholesterol and chances of heart disease. Blueberries Blueberries are sweet and great to use in desserts. 116). 111. powdered. 105). juiced. They are not very high in calories and contain lots of nutrients. 122). and quercetin. fatigue. or in a dish. Your mind stays sharp and ready to deal with the challenges of daily life (117. Blueberries also inhibit cognitive aging. high blood sugar. 107. 103). or fresh — found that oxidative DNA damage was reduced by a significant degree (113. 115.

It also has an anti-inflammatory effect while its monosaturated fats increase skin firmness. polyphenols. ensuring a healthy body weight with minimal pesky fat and prevention of age-related diseases (137). 124). 132. Its antioxidants. Bananas Bananas are one of the most popular and commonly consumed fruits in the world and with good reason. Bananas contain a fiber called pectin which gives the flesh its structural form and helps you look strong and healthy (130). make the skin firmer. 134). catechins. 129). olive oil comes in handy. 133. As you grow older. or shallow frying. and protect against the sun damage (138. and dopamine help fight off degenerative diseases and improve heart health which is linked to better blood flow that can make you look and feel years younger (135. such as chlorogenic acid and anthocyanins that reduce inflammation. mainly by reducing oxidative stress. and phytosterols — are great for restoring skin smoothness and anti-aging. Extra Virgin Olive Oil This rich. Combined with starch. 126. They are also abundant in antioxidants. Its three major antioxidants — vitamin E. . prevent wrinkling. your body may start to lose its vigor. fruity oil is extremely versatile. pectin also helps keep your stomach full for longer periods of time so that you are not eating excessively (131. 140). and prevent spots and wrinkles (125. Vitamin C helps prevent hyperpigmentation and the effects of photoaging while vitamin E fights against oxidative stress (128. dressings. It effectively targets hyperglycemia and metabolic syndrome. 139. and the best part is that it’s renowned for being one of the healthiest oils. 127).They are a rich source of vitamin A which is important for eye health (123. 136). They are delicious and wholesome. Whether you want to use it for marinades.

and inflammation (153. 143). 142. beans and lentils are very cheap. 145. Vitamin C helps your dermal cells battle against free radicals and keep your skin’s elasticity high while preventing aging effects (144. They are a staple in diets across the globe because they are favorable to our taste buds and body. along with amino acids and antioxidants. and their low-calorie count will keep fat from building in your body (149. 151. as it is loaded with vitamins A and C. which is a rare compound found in olive oil. Coffee Coffee is only ever growing in demand and popularity. reverses damage by free radicals (141. having become a part of most people’s everyday routine. Grapefruit Grapefruit is very effective in maintaining healthy skin and hair. such as dust. Antioxidants protect your skin from environmental pollutants. regulated consumption of coffee is rather beneficial. They also counteract oxidative stress which can cause atypical pigmentation. thus keeping old age at bay (148). and skin aging (147). While excessive amounts can have adverse effects on health. Beans and Lentils Part of the legume family. . easy to obtain. and smoke. 154. and simple to work with. Legumes help keep your heart healthy while reducing cholesterol. hydroxytyrosol. 146).Similarly. wrinkling. UV rays. The beta-carotene in grapefruit helps keep your eyes strong and able. high blood pressure. 155). 150. Beans can help you lose fat around your belly and maintain a healthy overall body weight because their high protein and fiber content will keep you away from unhealthy snacking. 152).

Consumed in moderation. in fact. 159. Cheese Cheese is one of those delights that everyone loves. It is also full of nutrition. Several studies have indicated that coffee also improves general cognitive functions. 165). 170). 169. 163). It soothes inflammation. including memory. drinking coffee was linked with longevity. Furthermore. and vigilance (158. and shrimp). It improves skin elasticity. oysters. but they’re often worth the effort. and scallops) and crustaceans (such as crab. In two major studies. it can bring several positive changes. Consumption over a period of 18–24 years showed a mean of 23% lower risk of death in normal humans and a whopping 30% in type 2 diabetics (166. keeps you looking youthful and also keeps your brain capacity and cognition sharp (168. coffee increases your metabolic rate. 162. On pizzas or bread or crackers or anywhere really cheese is a great supplement. a part of the carotenoids family.An obvious effect is that owing to caffeine it increases energy levels so that you feel less tired and more alert (156. Coffee also has many antioxidants. 157). lobster. 167) Shellfish Shellfish come in two types: mollusks (such as clams. the kind that can make you look and feel younger. The research has shown that coffee drinkers can boost their metabolism by 11% and burn 29% fat at the greatest (161. Most shellfish contain a powerful anti-aging antioxidant known as astaxanthin. . These types of seafood may not be cheap or easily accessible everywhere. the underlying cause of wrinkling and cellular damage. helping you burn off fat faster. it may have more than a number of fruits and vegetables do (164. mussels. 160). reaction times.

green. brain dysfunction. 187). It can also protect you against heart disease and hypertension (172. and cataracts (175. Almonds also help you keep away body fat by increasing satiety and slightly improving your metabolic rate (180. Bell peppers are also chock-full of antioxidants which can help you avoid the sun damage and wrinkling (185). It comes in various colors. dried. 178). 184). 177. by improving bone density (171). Including almonds in your diet may also help reverse metabolic syndrome (179). Yogurt Dairy products have their own merits regarding health and anti-aging. Its lutein and zeaxanthin content improves eye health by reducing oxidative damage to the retina. make sure you buy them without the outer layer removed. 173. delicious edible seeds that are a storehouse of nutrients. Since most of the antioxidant content is concentrated in the brown skin layer of almonds. 183. raw. Yogurt. has many. 181) Bell Pepper Bell pepper. 176. They contain antioxidants that greatly reduce oxidative stress and consequent damage. preventing macular degeneration (182. also known as capsicum. is a vegetable that is eaten cooked. yellow. or powdered (paprika). . such as red. 174). particularly in menopausal women. or orange. e. cardiovascular disease.g. and can enhance dishes with its unique flavor.. Almonds Almonds are nutty. a protein-rich snack or cooking ingredient. such as skin aging and degenerative diseases. They are rich in both iron and vitamin C which can help you avoid looking pale (186.Cheese can help prevent osteoporosis. immune-system decline. cancer.

204). uneven pigmentation. as you age. 189. a deficiency of which can lead to premature graying of hair (194) and phosphorus content which is needed for the bone health and the tissue maintenance (195). 199). such as hot flashes (206. Make certain the yogurt you consume has no added sugar. Bone health. as good bone health allows you to remain fit and active and young (202. lowers cholesterol. 203. and adult acne. High blood pressure can affect your sleep and lead to sagging skin. Lignans in flaxseed improve glycemic control. 201) Soy Soy is a member of the legume family and one of the best sources of plant-based protein. reduced elasticity. and controls insulin levels. 197). The results of the controlled studies on groups of women show that intake of flaxseed or flaxseed oil modulates skin condition if consumed daily over a length of time by hydrating it and keeping it smooth (200. Isoflavones in soy also alleviate other symptoms of menopause.Probiotic yogurt is linked to the digestive health which is important because you need a healthy colon and overall digestive system to remain young and healthy (188. 190. 207). . without which you may experience fatigue (192). Yogurt is also known to lower blood pressure (193). The research has shown that soy protein is very effective in preventing osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. making you more fit inside and out (196. 191). They also have a high copper content. It also improves bone density. Flaxseeds Flaxseeds are tiny oilseed that originated in the Middle East. Its alpha-linolenic acids protect skin from UV damage and repair the sun damage that’s already happened (198. is very important. hair loss. They are very fibrous and contain healthy omega-3 fatty acids. or your efforts may not be effective.

216). such as uneven pigmentation (213. Soy is also shown to have antioxidative properties that can actively fight photoaging (209). 219. 214). It is also rich in dietary fiber and antioxidants. Proanthocyanidins found in red wine have potent antioxidant capabilities and can reduce the oxidative damage in the skin and the rest of the body (215.Its copper content prevents premature graying of hair that can make you look old (208). The studies strongly suggest that red wine will help rather than hurt your case (although. is a primary source of vitamin C. Drinking one to three glasses every day can also help ward off dementia and similar degenerative diseases in the long run as well as cardiovascular diseases (218. making it a very effective weapon against the toxins and impurities inside the body. Kiwi Kiwifruit. of course. or Chinese gooseberry. Vitamin C and other antioxidants fight against the sun damage and the adverse effects of oxidative stress on the skin (210. Kiwifruit contains alpha-hydroxy acids that counteract photoaging effects. The next time you feel guilty about ending the day with a glass or two of vino don’t even think about it. Carrots . 212). 221. 211. The animal research has shown that proanthocyanidins can also lighten and brighten the skin. 220. 222). Red Wine Ah. you have to be careful to limit your intake to a healthy amount). making it look fresh and rejuvenated (217). red wine — the perfect potion for relaxation.

you may have often come across this crunchy nut. known for being heart healthy and preventing metabolic syndrome (234. They can also increase satiety. and antioxidants. the carotenoids (such as beta-carotene) they contain improve eye vitality and protect against free radicals and radiation from the sunlight. 227. aiding you in reducing your calorie consumption and losing weight (224). The fats and other trace minerals in cashews also support healthy brain function (236). energy. both of which can age your skin (225. If you like Indian cuisine. 235). the cashews themselves increase satiety to keep you from unhealthy binging (231. reduce oxidative stress and are great for keeping your skin and hair strong and youthful (237. Antioxidants. Cashews have fatty acids that prevent the drying and dryness-induced aging of the skin and copper. . 226. such as vitamin E and selenium. which supports melanin production and collagen synthesis. Furthermore. Cashew Nuts Cashews are small kidney-shaped nuts packed with essential minerals. As you age. 228. lovely to eat raw as a crunchy snack or cooked as a fall or winter dish. 238). but if consumed in moderation. they can actually help you lose weight. vitamins. You can munch on these as a snack or use them as a component or enhancer in a dish. 233). 229). The studies link carrots to the reduction in cholesterol levels to help you maintain heart health (223).Carrots are frost-tolerant root vegetables. Myths have been floating around that they contribute to weight gain. The vitamin C and potassium content in carrots help keep skin moisturized and protects it from the damage due to UV radiation (230). enhancing your metabolism. 232. Eating such nuts as cashews is a key element of the Mediterranean diet. your blood cholesterol might increase. Their L-arginine amino acid detoxifies the blood and improves its flow.

Acai berries have been shown to be one of the most powerful foods in terms of slowing down the process of free radical damage (240). fine lines. Eggs contain the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin which act as anti-inflammatory agents and improve eye health. They have been used for thousands of years to treat hyperpigmentation and other signs of skin degradation (241). keeping your mental faculties sharp (242). such as sagging. Eggs are a rich source of choline which you require for a healthy liver. Antioxidants in acai berries help the body repair damage faster and better so that oxidative damage. won’t be visible and age you. . and brain (246. Lutein also allows you to be more physically active. keeping it keen and away from such conditions as macular degeneration and glaucoma (243. too. These two carotenoids are excellent protectors of the skin. and spots. Eggs Eggs are immensely popular all around the world. giving you the youthful energy you want (245). wrinkling. 247). Because of their anti-inflammation quality. They guard it against UV damage that can cause you to look old because of the oxidative damage to the DNA the radiation induces. They are jam-packed with protein and other nutrients. They are commonly used in both sweet and savory dishes (or eaten cooked on their own) and are quite readily available anytime and everywhere. 244). heart. Spinach Leafy greens have always been known for their health benefits.Acai Berries Acai berries are known to be packed with anti-inflammatory antioxidants (239). acai berries can also prevent brain degeneration.

249. It may have proved a laborious task. 250. 259). quercetin. and zeaxanthin. what with exposure to pollutants and stress having become a part of daily life for most people. and aging effects. Not only that. 262. Without it. 251). such as lutein. Based on the studies on both animals and humans. Of course. kaempferol. 258. which might just be the most important thing you’ll need in your diet. can occur.From the classroom to popular media — remember Popeye? — spinach is recommended for its many advantages. clogged pores. while quercetin inhibits inflammation. spinach has also been shown to reduce oxidative stress. Water is great for boosting your metabolism and can also provide satiety so that you don’t eat foods with high caloric count (260. 263). it is essential for survival. 257. A storehouse of antioxidants. . but it is also much more than that. Lutein and zeaxanthin improve eye health. such as wrinkling and blemishes. you won’t be able to feel or function as a young person would. but the fight against aging doesn’t have to be difficult. it gives your body the power to battle against oxidative stress. 254). dehydration even in mild forms can heavily impair judgment and cognitive function (256. and it doesn’t have to feel like a chore. Water gives your skin the hydration it needs to be soft and smooth and supple. 253. helping your skin appear young and vibrant (252. and kaempferol prevents chronic diseases (248. Conclusion Taking care of your appearance can have many benefits for you — in both your professional and social life. 261. Dehydration can lead to fatigue. Water Then we have water. making you both look and feel older and more tired than normal (255). dryness. If you’re not at your sharpest mentally.

’” Kevin L. Certain foods. 1 Watercress Watercress. you’ll look younger. potentially prevent chronic diseases like diabetes. researchers observed that participants showed significant reduction in basal and oxidative DNA damage. have been scientifically proven to prevent and repair DNA damage caused by many of these Bad Habits That Make You Sick and Fat. and always have something to munch on. Make a determined effort to include these in your everyday life. Epigenetics—the study of how external factors alter DNA by turning genes on and off— shows us exactly how our diets can impact our genetic codes. throw them together for dinner.. as well as a reduced their risk of cancer.D. Ph. and lifestyle choices like smoking. While you may be stuck with brown eyes and your mom’s lean frame. you can effectively battle against visible aging. With very few exceptions. and don’t eat. a delicate leafy green you’ve likely seen at the supermarket but were too reluctant to throw in the cart. Yes. as a result. Having good genes isn’t solely reliant on luck.With the list of foods above. the beneficial changes were more prevalent in the participants who smoked. 2 Blueberries . or stockpiling processed foods. one double helix at a time. is our top superfood that’s better than kale for good reason. and your looks will prove to you that you made the right decision. can turn things on. can influence which genes are turned on and when. professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University told David Zinczenko in Zero Belly Diet. after supplementing their diets with just ¾ cup of raw watercress per day. Schalinske. gain the nutritional benefits. these foods aren’t exotic or expensive and are quite readily accessible in the market. “‘Eating the wrong foods. deficiencies in the diet. many are surprised to learn that not all DNA is uneditable. In a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Take a peek at these restorative foods. “‘What you eat. like the ones we’ve compiled below. you can modify your habits to improve your genetic makeup and. obesity. you read that correctly: the genetic hand you were dealt at birth isn’t your destiny.’” So rather than damaging your DNA by puffing tobacco. and kick the bad habits to the curb—and you’ll be on your way to healthier genes. As you enjoy these treats. What’s more. sunbathing excessively. So instead of wishing you had won the gene lottery. and Alzheimer’s. you can start by revamping your grocery list.

3 Soy Milk We’re debunking all the myths out there that dub soy milk as one of the worst milk alternatives you can buy. enriching your diet with spinach and tomato can help your DNA resist oxidative damage. in men after four weeks of consuming a liter of soy milk daily. According to a study in Nutrition Research. especially in those exposed to free radicals. these mini trees have some seriously restorative powers. or simply munch on it raw. To add more of this milk into your diet. these humble berries are potent enough to undo DNA damage. try splashing it into oatmeal. No wonder both made our list of 8 Superfoods You Should Eat Everyday! 5 Broccoli Whether you roast broccoli as a dinner side.8 ounces of steamed broccoli daily for ten days experienced increased protection against DNA damage.If you already toss them into a smoothie and pop them into your mouth as a snack. coffee. 6 Fruit Juice . How so? A study in the European Journal of Nutrition discovered that the bean-based milk protected against DNA damage in lymphocytes. give yourself a round of applause because blueberries are some seriously nutritious superstars. In fact. dip it into hummus. Besides for blasting belly fat. smoothies. the white blood cells found in the lymphatic system. a study published in Mutagenesis found that participants who ate about 8. 4 Spinach + Tomato Need another reason to brown bag a salad for lunch? According to a study in the European Journal of Nutrition.5-ounce portion of antioxidant-rich blueberries significantly reduced DNA damage only an hour after consumption. or just chug it on its own. just one 10. such as from smoking.

Dr.  Consume only healthy oils and fats. apricot. mango and orange juice. saponins can hinder cancer cell reproduction. participants who drank two types of polyphenol-rich fruit juices experienced a reduction in DNA damage.  Drink water and teas. 2) Black seed/oil It is otherwise called black cumin.  Eat a varied selection of non-starchy fruits. Hwyda Arafar M.  Eat quality protein. while one juice had aronia berries.  Minimize your consumption of highly refined cooking oils. According to a study in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. but what else is this brew capable of? A study published in The Journal of Nutrition found that sipping four cups of green tea daily was effective in decreasing DNA damage in heavy smokers. whole foods.D. for example. What is on the list of cancer fighting foods? 1) Beans Beans offer various phytochemicals alongside fiber.  Eat a variety of fresh. and limit your intake of all processed carbohydrates. and phytic acid which likewise decelerates the movement of tumors. Both of the juices contained a mixture of apple.  Eat a varied selection of non-starchy vegetables. isn’t benefiting your body at all. #8 is brilliant! There are a few DNA-enhancing guidelines we can follow to help “feed our genes right” and reverse DNA damage done:  Eat a nutrient-dense diet to make every bite count.Fruit juice. protease inhibitors decelerate the division of malignancy cells. or black seed. and lime as well. the sugar-spiked bottled stuff you buy at the bodega. black cumin seed. Beans contain Folate a B vitamin that decreases the danger of pancreatic cancer. try these 23 Amazing Ways to Melt Fat with Tea. blueberries. These are all ingredients of beans. you may actually be able to mend your genetic code.  Avoid all foods with partially hydrogenated vegetable oils and trans fat. and boysenberries added and the other brew contained green tea. This seed can balance out and reinforce the immune system.  Eat organically produced foods whenever possible.  Season your foods with herbs and spices. PhD utilized black cumin as a part . Phytochemicals.. 7 Green Tea We know that green tea is a natural fat-blaster and waistline cincher. But if you juice up some quality produce at home. If you plan to steep the stuff on the reg (as you should!).  Restrict or avoid refined carbohydrates and sugars.

You might likewise consider consuming broccoli sprouts. In the event that you are hoping to expand your resveratrol admission consider eating grapes. leeks. EGCG is resilient on cancer cells. specifically EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate). As per a study done at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. the anti-inflammatory force of ginger destroys ovarian tumor cells in a test tube quicker than chemo. collards and cauliflower contain sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinols (I3Cs). 9) Pomegranate This organic product offers calming and cancer prevention agent advantages. These are two powerful malignancy fighters. shallots and chives. In studies led by the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer. It additionally serves to restrict the spread of cancer cells and triggers tumor cell demise. broccoli. The sulfur in this collection of foods eases the death of prostate. The spicy root is likewise useful for diminishing nausea. 7) Grapes and resveratrol Examination demonstrates that resveratrol offers various medical advantages including.of the treatment of patients with pancreatic disease and it resulted with amazing aftereffects of 80% cell demise. 3) Carrots Carrots are rich in beta-carotene. Bear in mind to add different foods from the alliaceous gathering. Lab studies have found that catechins in tea can diminish tumors and decrease tumor cell development. cabbage. Studies demonstrate this natural product can fundamentally restrain the development of prostate . bok choy. sore muscles and joint pain. breast and lung malignancy cells. 6) Ginger Ginger has intense calming properties and can slow disease development. colon. 8) Green tea Green tea is rich in polyphenols and catechins. They help to detoxify the body and help precancerous cells from forming into threatening tumors. a cancer prevention agent that researchers trust preserves cell membranes from poison harm and decelerate the development of tumor cells. headaches. cranberries and pomegranate each of which offer an extensive variety of antioxidants. onions. diminishing aggravation. for example. 5) Garlic The same sulfur ingredients that give garlic its strong scent can prevent cancer creating substances from establishing in your body. Carrots might likewise turn out to be valuable in the treatment of leukemia. for a much more prominent nutritional help. Just because they supply cancer prevention agents they can fight HPV. increase DNA repair and destroys tumor cells. and averting oxidation of LDL cholesterol. blueberries. 4) Cruciferous vegetables Cruciferous vegetables. broccoli and different cruciferous vegetables were most defensive against mouth. kale. throat and stomach tumors. This strong cell reinforcement aides detoxify the liver and retards disease development.

11)Spinach This green sustenance contains lutein and zeaxanthin. Different foods that contain lycopene are watermelon. A NIH/AARP research of more than 490. eating nourishments with solanine is exceptionally liable to aggravate the situation. it has a drawback. D and E It is additionally high protein kelp that likewise contains calcium. In the case of purchasing juice. endometrial. Extra berries rich in flavonoids. Arame is one of the wealthiest wellsprings of iodine. blueberries. 15)Vitamin D In spite of the fact that this is not nourishment. and colorectal cancer. for example. vitamin C and ellagic acid. plates of mixed greens.000 individuals found that people who ate more spinach were less probable to create esophageal tumor. which imply they normally stop the procedure in the body that makes free radicals that harm your cells. 14)Turmeric Curcumin is a standout amongst the most effective cancer prevention agents found in turmeric and has various medical advantages. calcium. and zinc. which is solanine. 12)Strawberries This berry is rich in cancer prevention agents. While standard utilization of tomatoes and peppers are connected with lower dangers of a few tumors. These carotenoids evacuate unsteady particles and free radicals from your body. Dried kelp can likewise be powdered to use in detox showers. Hijiki supports common killer T-cells for illness protection. 13)Tomatoes Tomatoes are rich in lycopene. In lab tests lycopene has halted different sorts of tumor cells from developing including breast. They are additionally found in other dark green leafy vegetables. Hijiki. iron. mouth. vitamins B. Ellagic acid has anti-cancer properties that supercharge compounds to decelerate the development of tumors. iron. C. for example. 10)Sea vegetables Kelp. particularly prostate cancer.cancer cells. Sea vegetables offer a large group of nutritious and curing advantages. iodine and phosphorous. lung and endometrial. Various studies recommend that an eating regimen rich in lycopene is connected to a lower danger of prostate tumor. rice or noodle dishes. Nori is rich in every one of the carotenes. A few studies propose the carotenoids in spinach and different foods decrease the danger of ovarian. Kelp helps evacuate radioactive particles and heavy metals from the body. magnesium. Kombu helps lower blood pressure and is plentiful in iodine. there are an excess of studies that demonstrate . lung. Herbalists use Arame to help decrease breast and uterine fibroids. raspberries. In the event that you have any inflammation in your body. All berries contain strong cancer prevention agents. make certain to peruse marks as bottled juice for the most part contains high measures of sugar. silica. pink grapefruit and red chime peppers. stomach and esophagus malignancy. Kombu. carotenes. It is known for its capacity to destroy various tumor lines. blackberries and cranberries are likewise effective antioxidants and considered preservative nourishment. Fruits and berries can possibly decline dangers of lung. Nori and Arame are strong mineral and vitamin rich foods that can undoubtedly be added to soups. potassium.

It's best to eat only organic apples as the non-organic varieties are among the top 12 foods that have been found to contain the most pesticide residues. 2. ASPARAGUS Not only does asparagus help to detoxify the body. In fact. 36 Foods That Help Detox and Cleanse Your Entire Body Hot Help us create more awareness! Please share this article. but since the liver is responsible for filtering out the toxic materials in the food and . 3. Organically produced apples also have a 15 percent higher antioxidant capacity than conventionally produced apples. ARTICHOKES Artichokes help the liver function at its best.3 mg of "alpha-tocopherol" vitamin E. APPLES Apples are full of wonderful nutrients. an increase in bile production is typically a good thing. All of these substances are used in the detox process. Share on Facebook Pin It Practiced for thousands of years by cultures around the world-. optimizing digestion.this vitamin is instrumental in decreasing the danger of breast and colon cancer. ALMONDS Almonds are the best nut source of Vitamin E. the form of the vitamin the body prefers. By removing and eliminating toxins.. calcium. They're also high in fiber. and is a general anti- inflammatory food. is thought to help stimulate bile production which helps with detox as the liver gets rid of some toxins through the bile. You get fibre. which might sound like a bad thing. It ups the liver’s production of bile.. and in addition enhancing the survival rate of lung cancer.detoxification is about resting. while allowing you to lose weight and fortify your immune system. protect you from getting cancer. These foods will assist in boosting your metabolism. It’s also known to help with liver drainage. which can help detox metals and food additives from your body. magnesium. then feeding your body with healthy nutrients. and useable protein that helps stabilize blood sugar and remove impurities from the bowels. it can help you wage the anti-aging battle. One flavonoid. Phlorizidin (phlorizin). cleansing and nourishing the body from the inside out. 1. detoxifying can help protect you from disease and renew your ability to maintain optimum health. vitamins. and since bile helps break down foods which helps your body use the nutrients inside them. which in turn will help your body purge itself of toxins and other things it doesn’t need to survive. just one ounce contains 7. Apples are also a good source of the soluble fibre pectin. help your heart to stay healthy. flavonoids and terpenoids. minerals and many beneficial phytochemicals such as D-Glucarate. 4.

drinks we consume. Blueberries also act as antibiotics by blocking bacteria in the urinary tract. 5. Consuming avocados is associated with better diet quality and nutrient intake level. blood purifiers. BEETS A single serving of beets can do more for your health than most foods in the produce isle. BASIL Basil has anti-bacterial properties. The active ingredients are terpenoids. Researchers at the University of Michigan found that elderly people who had high levels of glutathione were healthier and less likely to suffer from arthritis. BRAZIL NUTS . lowers cholesterol and dilates the blood vessels while blocking artery-destroying toxicity. while lessening pain. thereby helping to prevent infections. Basil has been known to have anti-ulcer qualities as well as antimicrobial effects that guard against bacteria. too. 6. Many detox cleanses go wrong when toxins are reintroduced to the body because they don’t make it all the way out. 8. Not only can they boost your energy and lower your blood pressure. making beets excellent overall body cleansers. yeast. anything that backs up its drainage is not doing you any favors. lower body weight. fungi and mold. boost your brain as well as help you lose weight. It is also wonderful for digestion and detoxification. 7. When you’re detoxing. Beets contain a unique mixture of natural plant chemicals (phytochemicals) and minerals that make them superb fighters of infection. and it’s full of antioxidants to protect the liver. Avocados contain a nutrient called glutathione. beets will help by making sure that the toxins you’re getting out actually make it out of your body. and liver cleansers. reduce arthritic pain. higher “good cholesterol” levels and lower metabolic syndrome risk. Basil seed can also help with constipation. which blocks at least 30 different carcinogens while helping the liver detoxify synthetic chemicals. Just 300 grams of blueberries protects against DNA damage. lower intake of added sugars. Asparagus also helps reduce risk of death from breast cancer and increase the odds of survival. AVOCADOS This wonder fruit is packed with antioxidants. It supports the functioning of the kidneys and also acts as a diuretic to help the body expel unwanted toxins. They also help boost the body’s cellular intake of oxygen. They have antiviral properties and are loaded with super-detoxifying phytonutrients called proanthocyanidins. BLUEBERRIES Blueberries contain natural aspirin that helps lessen the tissue-damaging effects of chronic inflammation. but eating beets in the long-term can help you fight cancer. 9. The anticancer properties of basil may also relate to its ability to influence viral infections. BMI and waist circumferences.

which in turn helps you expel the toxins. which laboratory tests showed is twice as effective as the commonly used antibiotic drug gentamicin at killing Salmonella. They contain important phytochemicals that are released when they're chopped. BROCCOLI Broccoli specifically works with the enzymes in your liver to turn toxins into something your body can eliminate easily. Along with other cole crops. Cinnamon's antimicrobial properties are so effective that recent research . 14. Add these to your salads and get creative with them in your meals. Cinnamaldehyde has been well-researched for its effects on blood platelets helps prevent unwanted clumping of blood cells. independent of other potential risk factors for pancreatic cancer. Broccoli contains a very powerful anti-cancer. The consumption of brazil nuts has been found to be inversely associated with risk of pancreatic cancer. cabbage will also aid in helping you go to the bathroom. fermented. CINNAMON The oils from cinnamon contain active components called cinnamaldehyde. 13. cabbage is a source ofindole-3- carbinol. 10. cinnamyl acetate. a chemical that boosts DNA repair in cells and appears to block the growth of cancer cells. osteoporosis and allergies. which all have a specific effect on detoxification. But don’t microwave it as this destroys both the nutritional and detox potential. If you’re stuck for ways on how to make broccoli taste better try dehydrating or consider eating it raw. It contains sulfur. which is essential when it comes to breaking down chemicals and removing them from your body. anti-diabetic and anti-microbial called sulforaphane which helps prevent cancer. also known as coriander. or digested. Cilantro helps mobilize mercury and other metals out of the tissue so it can attach to it other compounds and allow it to be excreted from the body. which is key to flushing mercury out of your body. BROCCOLI SPROUTS Broccoli sprouts can actually provide more benefit than regular broccoli as they contain 20 times more sulfurophane. including the commonly problematic yeast Candida. and cinnamon has been studied for its ability to help stop the growth of bacteria as well as fungi. contains an abundance of antioxidants. It also contains an antibacterial compound called dodecenal. getting them out of your system so you can start fresh. chewed. Cinnamon's essential oils also qualify it as an "anti-microbial" food. 12. Researchers have found that an oral preparation made from broccoli sprouts trigger an increase in inflammation-fighting enzymes in the upper airways. diabetes. and cinnamyl alcohol. CILANTRO Cilantro. Chinese parsley or dhania. 11.These tasty treats are packed with selenium. indole-3-carbinol and D-glucarate. The body uses selenium to make ‘selenoproteins’. which work like antioxidants preventing damage to cells and there is growing body of evidence to show it has a key role in our health. The substances are released then break down into sulfurophanes. CABBAGE In addition to cleansing your liver.

provide immune and cardiovascular support. Ground flaxseeds provide a wonderful source of fibre that helps to bind and flush toxins from the intestinal tract. it's essential to ensure toxins are eliminated properly. DANDELIONS Dandelions are considered a powerhouse food full of nutrients that are essential for anyone regularly eating processed foods. 18. Sulfur is found in high quantities in garlic -. 19. The vitamin C found in fennel bulb is directly antimicrobial and is also needed for the proper function of the immune system. 20. benign molecules.which makes it a good detox food and its antibiotic properties heal your body. Try adding dandelion leaves to your salad. The reason is that garlic boosts the immune system as well as helping out the liver.demonstrates this spice can be used as an alternative to traditional food preservatives. Men should be cautious when consuming flax as the lignans are similar to the female hormone estrogen as can cause problems for some men. Garlic is proven to be 100 times more effective than antibiotics and working in a fraction of the time. a B vitamin that is necessary for the conversion of a dangerous molecule called homocysteine into other. fennel is a very good source of folate. One good thing about garlic is that you can up your intake without having to worry if your body is going to get used to it or build up a resistance. They're also a great source of health promoting omega 3 oils. CRANBERRIES While they are more popular as fruits that help prevent urinary tract infections. FLAXSEEDS When detoxifying your body. FENNEL The fennel bulb is high in fiber may also be useful in preventing colon cancer. 16. 15. GINGER . Consuming cranberry products has beenassociated with prevention of urinary tract infections (UTIs) for over 100 years. They're super antioxidants that support cleansing of the digestive tract. University of Copenhagen researchers report that flax fiber suppresses appetite and helps support weight loss. Cranberries feature a rich profile of anti-inflammatory nutrients. GARLIC Many detox diets list garlic as a crucial piece of the puzzle. as well as promote digestive health. It has one of the highest antioxidant values of all foods and its use in medicine treats everything from nausea to menstruation and energy to diabetes. Try consuming two tablespoons of ground flaxseeds in lemon water every morning. 17. Dandelion root (taraxacum officinale) is known to act on the liver and pancreas bystraining and filtering toxins & wastes from the bloodstream and its beneficial effects on liver complaints have been well documented by both Asian practitioners and American physicians. In addition to its fiber. They're a rich source of minerals and provide a variety of phytonutrients. cranberries are antibacterial and are known to remove many different toxins from your body.

fight cancer. cure cancer and it's environmentally friendly. including heavy metals. which is believed to be responsible for most of the health benefits linked to green tea. lower cholesterol. 24. or too many toxic foods and drinks. as well as chlorophyll which is wonderful for cleansing the body from toxins of all kinds. New research has shown that the ITCs made from kale's glucosinolates can help regulate detox at a genetic level. GOJI BERRIES Replace raisins with nutrient-dense Goji berries to boost your vitamin C and beta-carotene intake. 22. green tea is linked with significantly lower blood sugar. reduce the toxic burden on other internal organs.Along side turmeric. prevent deforestation. Grapefruits can treat disease as well as pharmaceuticals without the side effects. KALE Kale is now recognized as providing comprehensive support for the body's detoxification system. Basically any way you can think of it get it into your system is going to be beneficial. lycopene has the highest capacity to help fight oxygen free radicals. which are compounds that can damage cells. while beta-carotene improves liver performance. ginger is one of the world's most potent disease-fighting spices. 21. flushes out waste. HEMP Hemp might just be one of nature’s most perfect foods since it is full of antioxidants like Vitamins E and C. The soluble and insoluble fiber in hemp can also keep the digestive tract clean and therefore. while infusing the rest of your organs with nutrient-laden fruit juice. treat diabetes. This vegetable is so good for you that it is often recommended to patients that are following a doctor recommended diet when fighting kidney disease. Leafy greens are likely the number . not to mention all of the vitamins and minerals it contains. reduce gum disease and even keep stroke and metabolic syndrome at bay. Vitamin C can help remove waste from your body. Some detox diets ask you to chew on ginger root. 25. goji berries pack more vitamin C than oranges and more beta-carotene than carrots. heal stomach ulcers. Gram for gram. You may also find that adding it to hot water makes the water taste better. Among the common dietary carotenoids. According to 17 clinical trials. notably a catechin called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). It is the least processed tea and thus provides the most antioxidant polyphenols. Ginger spikes your metabolism. a carotenoid phytonutrient. especially if you’re suffering from a fatty liver caused by too much alcohol. is thought to help liver function. The rich pink and red colors of grapefruit are due to lycopene. The big takeaway on grapefruit is that it gets your liver fired up and ready for action. GRAPEFRUIT Grapefruits can prevent weight gain. Hemp could free us from oil. 23. GREEN TEA Green tea is often thought of as a great addition to any detox program because of its high antioxidant value. and has some astringent properties. It’s packed with so many antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties as well.

Here are 45 uses for lemons that will blow your socks off. Just be sure not to cook with it at high heat. specialized white blood cells that play a key role in our body's immune defense system. and plant-based phytochemicals that may help protect you from almost every disease known. For example. They're filled with fiber along with crucial vitamins. 29. which is alkaline- forming. Raw onions deliver the most health benefits. Benefits of using it in your cooking. Onions will soak up arsenic. but also higher than tomatoes. first thing in the morning will help to balance out the acidity of foods we've consumed. it will suffice provided the quality is high and not adulterated. they contain high amounts of vitamin food you can eat to regularly help improve your health. a vitamin needed by the body to make glutathione. 27. Your best choice is always ice-pressed olive oil. 28. It’s brimming with sulfur-containing amino acids. and red bell pepper. But aside from that olive oil should be your go-to oil when you’re trying to detox the body. They also have an incredible effect in detoxing the liver. garlic and leeks. mercury and tin in contaminated foods. the bladder. Onions have been shown to inhibit the activity of macrophages. Drinking lemon water. It is most often used as a tea in the world of detoxing. Even a small amount of "overpeeling" can result in unwanted loss of flavonoids. Use it as a salad dressing to help things like dark leafy greens go down. It not only helps the liver but also the kidneys. thereby reducing the likelihood of negative effects from environmental chemicals. carrots. Fresh lemon juice contains more than 20 anti-cancer compounds and helps balance the body’s pH levels. better circulation. OLIVE OIL Some liver cleanses out there call for olive oil mixed with fruit juice in order to trigger your liver to expunge its gallstones. lead. LEMONS This wonderful fruit stimulates the release of enzymes and helps convert toxins into a water- soluble form that can be easily excreted from the body. and makes for a better choice of fat than most of your other options. or drinking it as a tea include a better complexion. The total polyphenol content of onion is not only higher than its fellow allium vegetables. and there are several recipes you can try until you find one that suits your tastes best. In addition. 30. LEMONGRASS This is an herb that is used in Thailand and other parts of the world as a natural way to cleanse several organs at once. which efficiently detox the liver. Glutathione helps ensure that phase 2 liver detoxification keeps pace with phase 1. a red onion can lose about 20% of its quercetin and almost 75% of its anthocyanins if it is "overpeeled". cadmium. but if you can find a very high quality cold-pressed olive oil. ONIONS This ubiquitous kitchen staple is as healthy as it is tasty. and one of their defense activities involves the triggering of large-scale inflammatory responses. PARSLEY . 26. That’s because it has a lot of healthy properties. although not as nutritious. and the entire digestive tract. and better digestion. minerals.

excessive coagulation of the blood. Diuretic herbs such as parsley prevent problems such as kidney stones and bladder infections and keep our body's plumbing running smoothly by causing it to produce more urine. Excessive inflammation. Parsley boasts plenty of beta- carotene and vitamins A. Two molecules isolated from an extract of crushed pineapple stems have even shown promise in fighting cancer growth. 31. Studies at McGill University in Montreal showed that seaweeds bind to radioactive waste in the body so it can be removed. 34. WATERCRESS Give your liver a big boost with cleansing action of watercress. In addition. As a high antioxidant spice. In addition. which are then touted as cholesterol-lowering "foods. Turmeric has specifically been studied in relation to the positive effect that it has on the liver. The rate at which your detox pathways function depends on your genes. which gives it its yellow color. 35. your age. Seaweed also binds to heavy metals to help eliminate them from the body. Radioactive waste can find its way into the body through some medical tests or through food that has been grown where water or soil is contaminated. C and K to protect your kidneys and bladder. SESAME SEEDS Sesame seeds' phytosterols have beneficial effects which are so dramatic that they have been extracted from many foods and added to processed foods. and certain types of tumor growth may all be reduced by bromelain. TURMERIC Curcumin is the active ingredient in the spice turmeric. turmeric protects the body and prevents disease more effectively than drug based treatments and without the side effects. Sesame representsone of the top 10 healthiest seeds on Earth. minerals and healthy fats as well? Sesame seeds contain minerals important in a number of antiinflammatory and antioxidant enzyme systems. lifestyle and a good supply of nutrients involved in the detox process. a digestive enzyme that helps cleanse your colon and improve digestion. Curcumin is used a lot in Ayurvedic Medicine to treat liver and digestive disorders. This helps to . SEAWEED Seaweed may be the most underrated vegetable in the Western world.Those pretty green leaves don’t just make your plate look great. 33. such as "butter"-replacement spreads. The flavonoids in parsley--especially luteolin--have been shown to function as antioxidants that combine with highly reactive oxygen-containing molecules (called oxygen radicals) and help prevent oxygen-based damage to cells. Seaweed extracts can help you lose weight." But why settle for an imitation "butter" when Mother Nature's nuts and seeds are a naturally rich source of phytosterols--and cardio-protective fiber. it is a powerhouse of minerals and trace minerals. mostly body fat. 32. extracts from parsley have been used in animal studies to help increase the antioxidant capacity of the blood. They also relieve bloating during menstruation. PINEAPPLES This tropical delight contains bromelain. If you’re into making smoothies for your detoxing this is a great one to blend up and drink down.

and liver protector. wheatgrass is more than twenty times denser in nutrients than other choice vegetables. Pound for pound. It also cleanses the organs and gastrointestinal tract of debris.release enzymes in the liver that clean it out and help rid it of toxic buildup. Eating watercress every day helps prevent breast cancer. It increases red blood-cell count and lowers blood pressure. It also aids in reducing blood pressure by dilating the blood pathways throughout the body. Nutritionally. The juice’s abundance of alkaline minerals helps reduce over-acidity in the blood and thus also Is a powerful detoxifier. 36. wheatgrass is a complete food that contains 98 of the 102 earth elements. Wheatgrass stimulates the metabolism and the body’s enzyme systems by enriching the blood. . WHEATGRASS Wheatgrass restores alkalinity to the blood.