According to studies and research what you eat have as enormous effect on your protection against cancer. It is surprising that nutrition and diet is barely taken into account to fight or avoid cancer. People are hesitant to make changes in their diet, they just want to trust the drugs or medicines prescribed.
There are foods which can block cancer growth, or force cancer cells todestroy themselves through a process called apoptosis. Cancer fighting foods have the power to eliminate cancer, causing toxins. It is very important to bring these foods on the counter and take advantage of this natural fighter.
- Pomegranate juice– pomegranate is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, drinking this juice everyday can prevent prostate cancer.
- Garlic and onions– Diet rich in onions, garlics have a lower risk of several types of cancer. Though the taste of these two super foods is pungent in smell, but they prevent colorectal, laryngeal, ovarian, oesophageal, renalcell cancers. Onion and garlic consumption could be a start for a healthier lifestyle. They are cancer fighting herbs.
- Broccoli– Broccoli and other vegetables like kale, cabbage contains phytochemicals. when we eat cooked or raw broccoli they produce a protective enzymes (called Sulforaphane). These enzymes in turn, activate the other enzymes produced by our body in the intestine. The compound sulforaphane present in broccoli eliminates harmful toxins from the body reducing the risk of cancer of mouth, oesophagus and stomach.
- Spinach and other dark green leafy vegetable– spinach is rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, carotenoids (all antioxidants).Other dark green leafy vegetables also contain these antioxidants which prevent cancer of mouth, oesophagus and stomach.Spinach contains glyconutrients which inhibits the growth of cancer cells and tumor. Spinach is good to prevent ovarian cancer, prostate cancer according to new study.
- Citrus fruits– Fruits high in vitamin C, like oranges, lemons, grape fruits are all antioxidants that helps prevent liver cancer.
- Strawberries- are high in antioxidants and fibre, they have a cancer preventive phytonutrients flavonoids, polyphenols like ellagic acid and quercetin. Ellagic acid has the potential to prevent cancers of skin, bladder, lung esophagus and breasts.
- Carrots– carrots contain essential nutrients like Vitamins- A, C,K, folate and choline and minerals- calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium and phosphorous. Carrots also contain carotenoids and polyphenols all these properties in carrot makes it a power house antioxidant that prevents cancer.
- Tomatoes– Tomatoes consumed along with balanced diet can prevent cancer of breast and prostate.
- Brazil nuts– Brazil nuts contain antioxidants selenium that protects body cells and prevents bladder, lung and colorectal cancer.
- Whole grains, cereals, legumes– All these foods contains folic acid, Vitamins, minerals, are rich in fibre which can prevent colon cancer.
Cancer is a tough disease to battle but you can lower the risk by leading a healthy lifestyle.