A young cell is characterized by optimal energy production. Slow down that production, and you begin the aging process. Maintain or rebuild that production and enjoy significant anti-aging benefits. Scientific developments are showing us that we can actually rebuild our bodies on a cellular level. Brain, bone, muscle, skin can all benefit in a process known as cellular rejuvenation. This is of critical importance when we consider that aging itself is a potent carcinogen.
Studies have shown that up to 70 percent of human cancer is preventable and 40 percent of this can be attributed to diet. Certain foods are the key to cellular rejuvenation, boosting the immune system, and disease prevention—esp. cancer prevention. Most notably are those foods rich in carotenoids, such as broccoli.
Dietary Carotenoids—Intercellular Communication for Cancer Prevention
- Dietary carotenoids not only protect and rejuvenate aging cells, but they are a key part of an anti-inflammatory diet and are rich in antioxidants
- New research as revealed that foods rich in carotenoids increase the activity of a molecule called connexin 43.
- This molecule forms small channels between cells and by doing so, connects virtually all cells in the body.
- Through these channels, cell-to-cell communication occurs and the cells exchange nutrients and many vital signals that ensure normal cellular growth.
- When we understand that the word ‘cancer’ is a general term for about 100 diseases characterized by uncontrolled, abnormal growth of cells, we realize how important normal cellular growth is in cancer prevention.
- By restoring communication between cells we may stop tumor growth and also prevent cancer from developing in the first place.
Broccoli, cauliflower, winter squash, red and yellow peppers, cantaloupe, spinach, kale, egg yolks lobster, shrimp, salmon, and red caviar