Lemons are packed with vitamin C that can reduce risks of developing cancer and also decrease inflammation throughout the body. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps eliminate free radicals and also enhances the immune system. Vitamin C has been shown to prevent tumors from developing. Alternative therapies already use high dose vitamin C to treat different cancers. Lemon extract has been shown to destroy malignant cells of breast, colon and lung cancer while leaving healthy cells unharmed.
The peel of the lemon is also important and has many health benefits which include:
- Antibacterial benefits
- Antiviral benefits
- Aids in digestion
- Regulates blood pressure
- Eradicates toxins from the body
Ginger can kill cancerous cells in two ways. The two ways that ginger kills cancerous cells is first by apoptosis and second by autophagy. Apoptosis is where the cancerous cell “commits suicide” and destroys itself and autophagy occurs when the cancerous cells eat themselves and ultimately are destroyed.
Ginger has been shown to help fight ovarian cancer. Researchers from the University of Michigan found that ginger caused ovarian cancer cells to die. Researchers used ginger powder and applied it to ovarian cancer cell cultures and results proved that ginger increased cell death of cancerous cells.
Ginger, like garlic, is used to treat many conditions. Ginger is used to promote the release of intestinal gas, due to its carminative compound.
Ginger helps with seasickness, dizziness, cold sweating, inhibitor of inflammatory compounds, antioxidant properties, nausea and vomiting that is usually associated with pregnancy and much more.