Saffron has been shown to prevent the formation of cancer tumors in mice. Like carrots, saffron is rich in carotenoids. Carotneoids are able to reduce your risk of developing cancer by destroying cancerous cells.
As a general rule, five servings of fruit and vegetables are recommended daily as part of diet to help prevent cancer.
Fruit and vegetables are rich sources of antioxidants which help to keep the body healthy. As time passes, more and more studies have shown that fruit and vegetables have a vital role to play in destroying cancerous cells throughout the body.
Eating carrots and using spices such as saffron gives your body the nutrients it needs to prevent malignant tumors from taking root. However too much of any one fruit or vegetable is not good. Similarly, most spices should not be used in excess since they can have a detrimental effect on the body.
Always vary the type of fruit and vegetables you eat so that your body does not accumulate any of the substances that may be found in any particular one. Over time, you should eat different fruits and vegetables and change around the spices you use as well. Variety really is the spice of life.
Black cumin has a different taste from saffron. It is also an effective cancer fighting spice. This agent contains substances that, like saffron, slow down the growth of cancerous tumors in mice. It is easy to add both of these spices to your diet. They will complement the spices you already use which also have a beneficial effect.
Use saffron, black cumin and other cancer fighting foods in conjunction with foods that are known to boost the immune system. Vitamin C strengthens the immune system and prevents carcinogens from being made inside the body. It goes to all areas of the body and destroys substances that contribute to the formation of cancer tumors. Vitamin C is found in fruits such as oranges, malunggay and cherries.
Source: Anticancer Activities of Nigella Sativa
I previously published this article on FullofKnowledge.com