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Tropical Forests, in Struggle Against Cancer!

According to the Nature Conservancy, a leading natural conservation, tropical forests or "rain forests" in English, now cover only 2% of the earth’s surface. There is a very encouraging figure knowing that it is these that regulate temperature patterns and climate in our globe, acting as a natural thermostat.

Surely you’ve heard a thousand times that tropical forests are the lungs of the world and extremely necessary for our existence. Besides providing us oxygen, wood and food, these forests are the natural habitat of many medicinal plants. Even, many are already used for the cure and treatment of various diseases, including some cancers.

Yet few people are aware that we are losing in an expedited manner. We assume that will always be there and there is nothing further from reality.

A world without forests

According to the Nature Conservancy, a leading natural conservation, tropical forests or “rain forests” in English, now cover only 2% of the earth’s surface. There is a very encouraging figure knowing that it is these that regulate temperature patterns and climate in our globe, acting as a natural thermostat.

Worst of all is that the main enemy of these forests is ourselves. Some of the main causes of its demise are unscrupulous deforestation, paving parkland and not using best practices when pruning to exploit its resources. The good news is that we still have time to change the fate of both the forests like our future.

Sustainable Agriculture

One way to save our forests and green areas is to consider new alternatives when extracting resources such as sustainable agriculture suggests. This type of agriculture proposes to combine natural resources and a new technology wisely. In which promotes the quality of the product being removed without damaging the environment. Using organic and ecological methods that promote the healthy development of the same.

Losing our forests would be terrible news. Especially in an era where many are still being discovered aspects of many food and medicinal plants and organisms. With the disappearance of these forests could also be destroying our hope of discovering a cure for many diseases. Among these, the cure many types of cancer.

Plant anticancer

Search cures cancer has become a major concern of human beings. But we are not alone, and that the plant world has said this. Although there are many plants even under experimentation, many others are already used effectively in the treatment of cancer and its various types.

Tropical forests contain more than 2,000 species of plants that can help in our fight to combat cancer cells. But to keep hope alive we must also continue to fight for the preservation of our rainforests. They keep disappearing and with them our ability to discover many natural remedies.

Detoxify with fruits and vegetables

Our diet and nutrition is key to preventing and fighting cancer. And foods that come from plants are our best allies when it comes to face this terrible enemy.

The plant-derived foods are not only rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, but we provide the necessary fiber to reduce the chances of developing certain types of cancer, especially colorectal.

Fiber also helps to cleanse toxins in the body. Some examples of products high in fiber are whole grains, legumes, quinoa, corn, breads and pastas and beans.

On the other hand, tomato, grapefruit and watermelon contain antioxidants that prevent the risks of prostate cancer. Carrots, sweet potatoes or yams, pumpkin and mangoes are rich in antioxidants and strengthen the immune system.

There are fruits that contain substances that could inhibit the growth of certain cancer cells such as soursop, also known as graviola or custard. Moreover citrus fruits are high in vitamin C and detoxify the body. Also spinach, cabbage and green leafy vegetables help us build very healthy cells.

We can not take anything away from the grapes, plums, raisins and cranberries that help destroy many harmful substances in our body.

Sowing hope

We have to keep hope alive and fight together to find new natural treatments against many diseases. But to achieve this it is essential that we keep alive our rainforests. The plant world is full of goodness, and according demos, the insurance will sort it to us.

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