Our Cancer Get Well Basket makes a caring, empowering gift for someone just diagnosed with or already battling cancer. If you have a family history of cancer, then our Cancer Fighting Basket can be a powerful tool for maintaining your health--engift yourself and your family members to learn about cancer prevention. Once you have the information, you're on your way to making life changes important for your good health.
A balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and fiber is crucial in preventing and combating cancer. In our Cancer Fighting Basket, we've selected some of the most powerful dietary weapons known to researchers.
For a powerful cancer-fighting meal, enjoy whole wheat pasta with lycopene
-rich tomato sauce. Alternatively, our soup choice contains the cancer-fighter, broccoli. Broccoli is rich in indoles, phytochemicals that appear to fight cancer by triggering detoxification enzyems that prevent chemical carcinogens from forming in the body.Green Tea
contains the antioxidant EGCG which sets in motion cell death in cancer cells, not healthy ones. EGCG may also enhance the body's natural antioxidant system which encourages the elimination of damaging free radicals. Other preliminary research indicates that green tea can help to combat breast, stomach, and skin cancer.
Cancer-fighting snacks include dried blueberries
, dried cherries
(cherries are also rich in queritrin, a powerful cancer-fighting agent), Figamajigs Chocolate Covered Figs (figs contain a derivative of benzaldehyde which may be effective at shrinking tumors), and, everyone's favorite, chocolate
Flax contains alpha-linolenic acid, a type of fat that can boost immunity, and lignans which are converted during the digestive process into estrogen-like substances which may have anti-tumor effects.
The Cancer Fighting Basket Includes:
Our Cancer Fighting Basket offers hope and support for cancer patients and is an appropriate way to express:
- Sympathy upon news of diagnosis
- Support during treatment
- Joy upon recovery