7 Cancer Fighting Foods

Is there one food that has the ability to fight off cancer cells? No, to help your body fight off cancer cells you need to include a variety of foods in your diet.

There are foods that are rich in certain nutrients that help the body fight cancer. Mostly, these foods are rich in phytochemicals which help the body fight off cancer cells. There are many phytochemicals(thousands!)  and they are spread across multiple food items, so there is no “superfood” that has everything. The best way to include phytochemicals in your diet is to include a variety of foods that contain various types of phytochemicals.

Here is a list of 7 cancer-fighting foods to start with:

  1. 1 Tomatoes

    Tomatoes are rich in a very specific anti-cancer nutrient. Lycopene, the predominant carotenoid found in tomatoes,  has a high antioxidant capacity and has been shown to prevent cancer. This  has been proven in  clinical trials and studies in cell culture and animal models.

  2. 2 Strawberries

    Many forms of berries including Blackberry, Black Raspberry, Blueberry, Cranberry, Red Raspberry, and Strawberry  have been found to induce the natural death of cancer cells. Read morehere.

  3. 3 Broccoli

    Researchers have discovered that broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables have a certain chemical that may suppress cancer cells. This was specially true for breast cancer cells. 

  4. 4 Carrots

    Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, an antioxidant that many researchers believe protects the body cells from toxin damage.

  5. 5 Whole Grains

    Previous studies have shown that whole grains are preventive against cancer. Specifically, a daily intake of 90g of whole wheats reuces coloretal cancer risk by 17%.  https://www.aicr.org/research/the-continuous-update-project/colorectal-cancer/

  6. 6 Spinach

    Spinach is rich in carotenoids that  help the body's immune system remove any unstable molecules called free radicals. These radicals harm the body cells and are implicated in cancer cell growth. 

  7. 7 Garlic

    Allicin is the oily, slightly yellow liquid that gives garlic its odour. It has been documented to have a strong antioxidant activity making it a powerful natural anti-cancer superfood.

    So make sure to fill at least half your plate with green vegetables and fruits to help your body stay healthy. 

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