Cells in our body that have the ability to destroy infected or cancerous cells are called killer cells. These natural cells also slow down the tumor growth. Their power can be further boosted by nutrients. Foods like onion, garlic and broccoli are particular good at giving an additional potency to these cells. Recent studies have shown that garlic increased both activity and numbers of cells in patients with some forms of cancer. Experiments with mice confirmed the slowing down of tumor cells growth.
- Natural killer cells help your body fight against potentially life-threatening infections and cancer.
- Present in Brussels sprouts and broccoli, glutathione helps optimize the power of NK cells.
- Vitamins C, D and E have all been shown to boost NK cell activity.
“NK cells are lymphocytes – specialized white blood cells that are present in every tissue in the body. Also found in the placenta, NK cells may play a key role in pregnancy.”