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Foods That Are Anti-Cancer In Nature

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Msc - Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Jaipur  •  8 years experience
Foods That Are Anti-Cancer In Nature

It is a well-proven fact that what you eat has a direct impact on your total body health. Adding the right food to other healthy lifestyle choices such as adequate water intake and regular exercise will increase your chances of living healthy.

There have been many studies focused on the benefits of using food as medicine. The results show us that not only can you improve your general health to prevent diseases, but can also actively fight the diseases with food. In fact, there are various cancer-fighting foods available that actually destroy cancer cells and cancer-causing cells. Join us as we discuss these anti-cancer foods to prevent cancer:

  1. Garlic: This is known as a wonder food that can not only prevent cancer but can also keep cardiovascular diseases at bay. Garlic is packed with powerful antioxidants like allicin, proven to remove free radicals from your body. It also boosts immunity, improves brain function, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and is a natural detoxifier. Just chop some garlic cloves, allow them to rest, then use it raw or sprinkle them on your favorite recipes. Garlic can keep cancer cells from multiplying, which can prevent the onset of the disease.
  2. Berries: Always delightful, now there are more reasons for you to eat these delicate fruits. Researchers found that strawberries slow down the growth of cancer cells, help you burn your body’s stored fat, protect your body from heart disease, and prevent memory loss. There are various kinds of berries - strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and all are packed with cancer-fighting properties. 
  3. Tomatoes: Tomatoes can help in preventing diseases like prostate cancer. This is especially helpful if you have a genetic factor when it comes to cancer and a family history of the same that can bring about prostate cancer. The ingestion of tomatoes can help in stopping the DNA in your cells from causing such kind of damage, which can lead to the start of cancer in the body. You can also use tomato sauce and puree in order to make curries and sauces on a regular basis so that you get a good and healthy dose of tomatoes every day.
  4. Cruciferous Foods: These leafy greens like lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower and various other types of salad leaves are called cruciferous foods. Cruciferous foods are packed with potent cancer-fighting properties. Regular consumption of such cruciferous foods can actually help to neutralize cancer-causing free radicals. In addition, they also contain compounds like glucosinolates and indole-3-carbinol, which have been shown to ward off cancer.

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