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