“Cancer is the number one health condition people fear the most and while it’s believed to be uncontrollable, there’s evidence that suggests the contrary. The role of nutrition in the prevention of cancer has been studied for many years and super foods may help to prevent cancer and improve your well-being,” says Carla Pinto in the book, Superfoods for the Healthy New You.
Slash your cancer risk with these six cancer fighting foods
Cancer Fighter #1: Tomatoes contain the phytochemical Lycopene, which is being studied for its role in reducing the risk for prostate cancer.
Cancer Fighter #2: Berries contain phytochemicals that have been shown to help fight the development of cancer. These phytochemicals trigger antioxidant reactions that neutralise damage that free radicals do to cells.
Cancer Fighter #3: Red wine contains two polyphenols – catechins and resveratrol, both of which provide cancer protection by inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.
Cancer Fighter #4: Broccoli contains a chemical that has been found to slow down the progression of cancer cells, especially hormone-sensitive cancers such as breast and ovarian cancer.
Cancer Fighter #5: Garlic. Several studies already support the theory that garlic can reduce the risk of cancer and more studies are underway to explore exactly how garlic functions in cancer protection.
Cancer Fighter #6: Several legumes are great sources of fibre, which has been proven to help reduce inflammation in the colon and has been associated with prevention of colon cancer
Well, there you have it. Adding these foods in your diet could help you lower your risk of cancer. After all, prevention is better than cure.