10 Top Foods that Help in Cancer Prevention

Cancer.  The word alone takes your breath away.

It is such a staggering epidemic, that the sheer number of people affected by the disease is as heartbreaking as it is mystifying. As we slowly learn more about what causes cancer, we also begin to learn more about preventive measures.

The relationship between diet and cancer is striking and lead us to ask, what can we eat to help prevent cancer? Below is a list of food that, according to Cancer: 101 Solutions to a Preventable Epidemic, can help aid in the fight.

  1. Cruciferous Vegetables:  Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, bok choy and kale.  These score high for containing many anti-cancer substances such as isothiocyanates.
  2. Globe artichoke for very high levels of salvestrols.
  3. Dark greens such as spinach and romaine lettuce, for their fiber, folate and wide range of cancer fighting carotenoids.  Other dark colored veggies, too, such as beets and red cabbage.
  4. Grapes for their resveratrol.
  5. Legumes: beans, peas and lentils, for the saponins, protease inhibitors and more.
  6. Berries, particularly blueberries, for the ellagic acid and anthocyanosides.
  7. Flaxseed, especially if you grind it yourself and consume when fresh, for the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, lignans and other “good fats.”
  8. Garlic, onions, scallions, leeks and chives, for many anti-cancer substances including allicin.
  9. Green tea, for its anti-cancer catechins, a potent antioxidant.
  10. Tomatoes, for the famous flaveniod lycopene.

Of course, you should always check with your doctor before making any changes to your diet, but these are only a few of the foods that help aid in the prevention of cancer. And they also help you in ensuring you’re leading a healthy lifestyle too. what sort of other lifestyle choices do you make to live healthy?

Source: https://www.clf4kids.org

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