Whether you have a history of cancer in your family, or are currently battling the disease, lifestyle factors, including your diet, can make a huge difference in helping you fight off cancer.
Some foods actually increase your risk of cancer, while others support your body and strengthen your immune system.
By making smart food choices, you can protect your health, feel better, and boost your ability fight off cancer and other diseases.
1. Cruciferous Vegetables
Cauliflower, garlic, cabbage and onions contain glucosinolates, a sulphur containing chemical that is responsible for bitter taste. These have shown to reduce cell damage and prevent cell death, which helps prevent cancer.
2. Dark Leafy Vegetables
Spinach and kale contain lutein and zeaxanthin, enzymes that have shown to reduce chances of breast cancer.
Great source of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that keeps cancer away.
Pulses and Beans
Rich in protein, Vitamin B and iron, pulses like chickpeas, lentils and types of beans have been linked to reduced chances of breast cancer.
Most fruits are rich in fiber, folate, vitamins C & E and antioxidants. All of which help reduce the chances of cancer. Try to include 400 gms of fruit to your everyday diet.
Contains antioxidants and phytonutrients that reduce oxidization in the body and prevent cancer. Studies show that including olive oil to your diet can reduce cancer risk by 62%.
Contains phytoestrogens, a compound that has been linked to breast cancer prevention for years.
8. Omega 3 rich fish
Salmon and tuna contain polyunsaturated fatty acids, which can prevent breast cancer by 14%.
Naturally derived soy based foods like tofu and soy milk are rich in phytoestrogens. It is also rich in isoflavone, a compound similar to oestrogen which reduces the effect of oestrogen in the body. High levels of oestrogen increases breast cancer risk.
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