A key antioxidant in pecans is vitamin E, which studies show promotes neurological and cell protection against such things as coronary heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and of course, cancer.
Just a handful of pecans daily may also help lower your bad cholesterol levels and stimulate weight loss with their high oleic acid content (32).
Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants, which are key to this fruit’s many health benefits, which also include powerful antiviral and antitumor properties.
In fact, pomegranates have three times as many antioxidants as both wine or green tea. Studies show the antioxidant tannins and flavonoids in pomegranates “selectively inhibit the growth of breast, prostate, colon and lung cancer cells in culture.”
This delicious fruit is also an amazing source of vitamins A, C and E (also key antioxidants) as well as folic acid.
Other benefits include improving cardiovascular health, maintaining healthy blood circulation and regulating cholesterol levels, treating digestive disorders, dental conditions, osteoarthritis, anemia, and diabetes (35, 36, 37, 38).
Now, imagine a salad containing each of these functional foods! It is one of the most powerful anti-cancer salads you can eat.