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Organic Foods, Antioxidants and Oncogenes

August 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Organic Foods helps in reducing the probability of getting cancer, have some kind of molecules called antioxidants that suppress oncogens. It sounds unbelievable but this is true and has been scientifically proved over and over again. One may ask how, well it is simple. Organic foods increase the antioxidant level in the body. Antioxidants are essential in eliminating the chances of getting cancer as one grows older. Now, someone might be wondering what antioxidants are and the relationship it has with organic foods. To answer that question, “antioxidants are compounds that may shield cells from the impairment initiated by unstable substances that are known as free radicals.Free radical impairment is the main reason behind the cause of cancerAntioxidants merge with and cause the free radicals to stabilize and may stop some of the impairment free radicals might then cause” (Source: National Cancer Institute).

With antioxidants understood, one can clearly see why they are important for the human system especially as we grow older and our immune system cannot combat certain bodily reactions. To further open the eyes of people on the benefits of organic foods, it must be observed that traditional foods make use of pesticides, herbicides and hormones which contribute largely to cancer development. Imagine increasing your chances of getting a disease which can kill when eating food which is meant for survival. It is better to prevent than to neglect an impending situation. To stick on the safer side, the population should encourage organic food consumption for good health and in the long run reduction in the death rates. Cancer, “which is any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division” (Source: Princeton University, WordNet) can therefore be easily combated by organic foods. This is simply because the more organic foods a person take the higher the quantity of antioxidants in that person system and this therefore provides a higher percentage of the body’s system in fighting off unstable growths and stabilizing these molecules.