NUTRITIONALLY DENSE CALORIES TO FUEL YOUR FIGHT
Each FightBack Foods bite provides nutritionally dense calories to fuel the body and to optimize its own ability to metabolize treatments and medications, while combating a compromised immune system. Learn more from each of our ingredients and join a real “Food Fight”!
Almonds are rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin E, which may help protect cells from oxidative damage and reduce the risk of cancer development. Additionally, their high fiber content can support digestive health, potentially lowering the risk of colorectal cancer.
Apricots are a rich source of beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that may help reduce the risk of certain cancers by neutralizing harmful free radicals in the body. Additionally, the fiber content in apricots supports digestive health, which can contribute to a lower risk of colorectal cancer and promote overall well-being.
Black pepper contains a bioactive compound called piperine, which has shown promising anti-cancer properties in some studies. Additionally, it is rich in antioxidants that may help protect cells from oxidative damage, potentially reducing the risk of cancer development.
Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins, which have been linked to reducing the growth and spread of certain cancer cells. Additionally, their high fiber content can help maintain a healthy digestive system, potentially lowering the risk of colorectal cancer and promoting overall well-being.
Brazil nuts are a rich source of selenium, a trace mineral that plays a crucial role in antioxidant defense mechanisms. Selenium helps protect cells from oxidative damage, reducing the risk of cancer development. However, it's important to consume Brazil nuts in moderation, as excessive selenium intake can have adverse effects on health.
Dark chocolate, with its high cocoa content, contains antioxidants like flavonoids and polyphenols, which have been associated with reducing oxidative stress and cell damage, potentially lowering the risk of cancer development. However, the health benefits of chocolate are most pronounced in moderation and when choosing dark chocolate with a high cocoa content, as excessive consumption of sugary or high-fat chocolate products can have adverse effects on overall health.
Moderate coffee consumption has been linked to a potential reduction in the risk of certain types of cancer, including liver cancer and colorectal cancer, possibly due to its antioxidant properties and anti-inflammatory effects. However, individual responses to coffee can vary, and excessive consumption or adding high-calorie additives like sugar and cream can negate potential health benefits and have other health consequences, so moderation is key.
Dates are a natural source of dietary fiber, which supports digestive health and may help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by promoting regular bowel movements and preventing constipation. Additionally, dates contain antioxidants like flavonoids and carotenoids, which can help protect cells from oxidative damage and potentially lower the risk of cancer development when consumed as part of a balanced diet.
Ginger contains bioactive compounds, such as gingerol, which have demonstrated anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties in studies. These properties may help protect cells from damage caused by chronic inflammation and oxidative stress, potentially reducing the risk of cancer development.
Hemp seeds are a rich source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an omega-6 fatty acid that may have anti-inflammatory properties. Chronic inflammation is linked to cancer development, and incorporating foods like hemp seeds into a balanced diet may help mitigate this risk indirectly. Additionally, hemp seeds are packed with various nutrients, including antioxidants like vitamin E and minerals like zinc, which can support overall health and potentially reduce the risk of cancer when consumed as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Agave inulin is a type of dietary fiber found in the agave plant, and it can support digestive health by promoting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria. A healthy gut microbiome is increasingly recognized as a factor in overall health and may indirectly contribute to cancer prevention by supporting a well-functioning immune system and reducing inflammation.
Maca is an Andean plant with dense nutritional properties that may promote natural antioxidants in the body, such as glutathione and superoxide dismutase. Maca has also been purported to have potential to treat cancer, some tumor entities and to improve stamina in cancer patients.
Matcha is a type of green tea that is exceptionally rich in antioxidants, particularly catechins like epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). These antioxidants have been studied for their potential anti-cancer properties, as they may help neutralize free radicals and inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
Monk fruit, specifically its extract called mogroside, is a natural sweetener that contains antioxidants. Antioxidants can help neutralize harmful free radicals in the body, potentially reducing the risk of cellular damage that can lead to cancer.
Peppermint, often consumed as a tea or used as an aromatic herb, contains compounds like menthol and rosmarinic acid, which have shown some promise in laboratory studies for their potential anti-cancer properties. These compounds may have the ability to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and reduce inflammation.
Rosemary studies show the powerful potential of phyto-chemical compounds present for both prevention and treatment of cancer. Rosemary polyphenols were observed to induce chemopreventive effects. Rosemary Extract (RE), Carnosic Acid (CA) and Rosmarinic Acid (RA) have all shown potent and effective anticancer properties. Rosemary extracts exhibit many beneficial biological bioactivities, such as hepatoprotective, antifungal, insecticide, antioxidant and antibacterial, each important to fight cancer.
Studies of spirulina platensis (SP), planktonic blue-green algae, are showing why SP is gaining increasing attention because of its super nutritional (e.g. protein comparable to eggs) and medicinal potential. This microalgae contains phycobiliproteins (phycocyanin and allophycocyanin) and studies show that C-phycocyanin (C-PC), a biliprotein found in Spirulina platensis (blue green algae) has a powerful potential of phyto-antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancerous and anti-tumorous properties.
Turmeric contains an active compound called curcumin, which has demonstrated potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties in numerous studies. These properties may help reduce the risk of cancer by suppressing chronic inflammation and protecting cells from oxidative damage.
Walnuts are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, such as ellagic acid, which may help reduce the risk of cancer by mitigating oxidative stress and inflammation in the body. Additionally, their dietary fiber content can support digestive health, potentially lowering the risk of colorectal cancer and promoting overall well-being.
Whey protein is an acceptable protein source for lactose-intolerant people. Studies show whey protein is a top protein for quality, efficiency and digestibility, naturally rich in branched and essential amino acids, functional peptides, antioxidants and immunoglobulins. Whey protein studies show benefits against metabolic diseases (cancer, cardiovascular complications, hypertension, obesity, diabetes and phenylketonuria) and that it might render certain tumor cells more vulnerable to chemotherapy.
Disclaimer: While the organic ingredients contained within FightBack Foods® have been studied to determine their practical potential for having anti-cancer properties and directionally beneficial nutrition, we do not provide medical claims or advice in this regard. If you have or suspect you have a medical issue, we recommend you consult with your trusted physician, oncologist, pharmacist, holistic adviser, or other licensed healthcare professional of your choice.
Research: Obviously, food choices and diet are critical to a healthy everyday life, and even more so when fighting cancer at any stage. Now, after a decade of cancer-specific nutrition research and our own FightBack Foods® products development, we are more convinced than ever that intentional nutrition is imperative for any cancer battle. Importantly, our research over the past decade drove us to appreciate more than ever that naturally occurring nutrients found in a variety of foods, can greatly assist in the battle against cancer.
Thus, we have attached primarily PUBMED sourced information about each ingredient used in our first product - FightBack Foods® Bites, and some of the relevant research that rationalizes each one’s use in our products. Even if you don’t buy our bites, please see the many benefits associated with each ingredient we use, and perhaps find some way to incorporate them into a daily diet with relevant nutrients necessary to assist in anyone’s fight against cancer.
PUBMED: PubMed is a free search engine accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. The United States National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health maintains the database as part of the Entrez system of information retrieval. (As defined by Wikipedia)