A Look Inside the Anticancer Snack Hamper
The Anticancer Snack Hamper is designed to support people who are fighting cancer, by providing healthy snack options that contain valuable anticancer compounds. In this article we will look more closely at the snacks and the compounds of interest within them.
All of the snacks in this box are vegan, soy-free and organic*, to ensure that they are fully compliant with any anticancer diet.
VitaSnack Tomato Crunch 24g
Tomatoes contain lycopene, which has been shown to have anticancer effects in a number of studies investigating cancer. There are several mechanisms by which lycopene is thought to exert its anticancer effect; it prevents cancerous cells from growing, it also triggers cancer cells to commit suicide (apoptosis).
The Giving Tree Broccoli Crisps 18g & InSpiral Kale Chips 30g
Broccoli and kale belong to the cruciferous vegetable family and contain a range of anticancer compounds called glucosinolates. When these compounds are broken down following consumption, they form the biologically active compounds: indoles, nitriles, thiocyanates and isothiocyanates. The isothiocyanate, sulforaphane, is one of the most powerful anticancer compounds available to us in food. As well as providing antioxidant activity, sulforaphane has been demonstrated to interfere with the process of angiogenesis (blood vessel growth essential for tumour progression) and metastasis (spreading of tumour cells around the body), it also triggers cancer cell death.
OmBar Lemon & Green Tea Raw Cacao Bar 30g
Green tea contains epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a type of catechin. EGCG has been shown to have significant anticancer properties – it stops cancer cells from dividing (therefore preventing growth) and also initiates cell suicide (apoptosis). Lemons contain liminoids which also display anticancer activity. Raw cacao is rich in antioxidants which mop up dangerous free radicals in the blood.
Beond Acai Bar 35g
Acai berries contain anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins. In laboratory studies, these powerful berries have been shown to induce apoptosis (cell suicide) in cancer cells. They also display significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Tea Pigs Matcha Green Tea Sachet x 1
This little sachet might look small, but it packs a mighty anticancer punch. Green tea powder contains a much higher concentration of catechins than green tea made using a tea bag. This is because when you drink the powder, you are consuming the ground leaves themselves, rather than just the water in which the leaves have been simply steeped in.
Pukka Three Ginger Tea x 5
These tea bags contain ginger, which is excellent for helping to ease nausea and sickness. They also contain turmeric. The active compound in turmeric, curcumin, has been shown to interfere with a number or carcinogenic processes inhibiting angiogenesis (blood vessel formation), tumour growth and metastasis (spreading of cancer). Curcumin is also a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Further information on the Anticancer Snack Hamper
The Anticancer Snack Hamper comes complete with a complete information leaflet detailing all of the above information.
For full evidence-based references and details of the scientific studies into the above compounds, the book ‘Food to Fight Cancer: What Your Doctors Aren’t Ready to Tell You’ is available from The Green Apple Club Shop, and on Amazon Kindle. The Anticancer Snack Hamper is currently available for UK delivery only and can be sent directly to your recipient with a personal hand-written message, included at no additional cost.
*All snacks are organic with the exception of The Giving Tree Broccoli Crisps
Medical disclaimer: The Anticancer Snack Hamper is designed to support recommended medical treatments for cancer. This hamper is not a treatment for cancer. Dietary changes should be discussed with your doctor and oncologist.