Cancer Fighting Food

Cancer Fighting Food

Fruits and vegetables are rich in cancer-fighting nutrients. Colourful vegetables and fruits are more attractive to eat and they are more beneficial health wise.

More the colour, the more nutrients they contain.

 
  • Balanced Food: Meals should have a balance content – at least 2/3 plant-based foods – Not more than 1/3 animal protein.
 
  • Folate is an important B vitamin that may help protect against cancers esp. of colon, rectum and breast. Breakfast cereals and whole wheat products are good sources of folate. So are orange juice, melons, and strawberries. We can have these breakfast time. Folate are also available in asparagus, eggs, chicken liver, beans, sunflower seeds, and leafy green vegetables like spinach and lettuce.
 
  • Tomatoes are great too. Studies have shown eating tomatoes reduced risk of several types of cancer, including prostate cancer. Lycopene, is said to add years to your life !
 
  • Beans are too good. it’s not a surprise that they may help fight cancer too. They contain several potent phytochemicals that may protect the body’s cells against damage that can lead to cancer.
 
  • Tea, especially green tea, may be a strong cancer fighter. Green tea has slowed or prevented the development of cancer in colon, liver, breast, and prostate cells. It also had a similar effect in lung tissue and skin.
 
  • Grapes and grape juice, especially purple and red grapes, contain resveratrol. Resveratrol has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In laboratory studies, it has prevented the kind of damage that can trigger the cancer process in cells.
 
  • Alcohol: Cancers of the mouth, throat, larynx, esophagus, liver, and breast are all linked with drinking alcohol. So limit your alcohol intake to minimum or better still to nil.
 
  • Cabbage family include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and kale make excellent food item. Most importantly, these vegetables may help your body defend against cancers such as colon, breast, lung, and cervix. Dark green leafy vegetables such as mustard greens, lettuce, kale and spinach  have an abundance of fiber, folate, and carotenoids.
 
  • Blueberries: The potent antioxidents in blueberries may have wide value in supporting our health, starting with cancer. Antioxidants fight cancer by ridding the body of free radicals before they can do their damage to cells.
 
  • Turmeric: Curcumin is the main ingredient in the Indian spice turmeric and a potential cancer fighter. Lab studies show it can suppress the transformation, proliferation, and invasion of cancerous cells for a wide array of cancers.
 
  • Water not only quenches your thirst, but it may protect you against bladder cancer. The lower risk comes from water diluting concentrations of potential cancer-causing agents in the bladder. Also, drinking more fluids causes you to urinate more frequently. That lessens the amount of time those agents stay in contact with the bladder lining.
 
  • Cooking Methods: Frying, grilling, and broiling meats at very high temperatures causes chemicals to form that may increase cancer risk. Other cooking methods such as stewing, or steaming appear to produce fewer of those chemicals.
 
  • Vitamins may help protect against cancer. But that’s when you get them naturally from food.
Phytochemicals
Nutrition