5 Best Cancer-fighting Foods

Posted on September 13, 2019 in Living Well with 0 Comments

Welcome to the month of September, the Child Cancer Awareness Month. While researchers try to identify a cure for cancer, there are a number of foods that help fight cancer and lower the risks of getting it.

  • Apples: An apple a day keeps the doctor away right? Yes, it does with its amazing properties such as procyanidins that help fight cancer. They also promote heart health in various ways because they contain soluble fiber that helps lower blood cholesterol levels. Scientists and researchers say that their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects may be responsible for their potential cancer-preventive effects.


  • Carrots: These crunchy and healthy vegetables contain beta-carotene, which is said to slow the growth of cancer cells. Carrots can be eaten raw, boiled or steamed. Include them in your salads and meals, and can also be eaten as a snack. 


  • Garlic: Add some garlic to your diet (well, except you’re a vampire 🙂 ). Research studies show that they help reduce the risks of breast and skin cancers in the human body and the growth of cancer cells. A lot of people use garlic for seasoning, and that’s an easy way to infuse them in your meals.


  • Berries: As juicy as berries are, they are packed with cancer-fighting nutrients. They are tasty and are lovely to munch on. Everyone with a sweet-tooth loves their berries. They contain antioxidants such as ellagic acid, which help to lower cancer risks. Its healthy sweet taste would encourage you to continue the cancer-fighting journey. 


  • Broccoli: We can never forget our broccolis. Sulforaphane is a plant compound found in cruciferous vegetables that may have potent anti-cancer properties. Research shows they help fight breast, liver, lung and bladder cancers. So look into adding some broccoli into your meals, your rice, pasta, and even omelets!

While research still takes place on how to cure cancer, we sure know what not to eat to reduce the risks. Cut down on processed meats, animals fats, and excessive alcohol. Include these in your diet, but on a minimal level. Intake of lots of them exposes you to a higher risk of cancer. 

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