6 Foods That Might Help Prevent And Fight Cancer

Date January 18, 2018

"You are what you eat." This statement reminds us that our health directly depends on our nutrition. While some products do nothing but harm to our bodies, others can greatly boost our immunity and prevent the development of many dangerous diseases, including cancer.

Thanks to their special chemical composition, certain vegetables, fruits, and even beverages contribute to the neutralization of carcinogens, increase the overall condition of the body, prevent the formation of malignant tumors, and stop the division of cancer cells.

The American Cancer Research Institute recommends consuming the following 6 products for the prevention and fight against oncological diseases.

1. Blueberries

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The results of large-scale studies have shown that 0.5 cups of blueberries a day can reduce the development of tumors by 57%. This is due to the presence of the antioxidant pterostilbene in these berries. Blueberries are especially useful in the prevention of ovarian cancer.

2. Green tea

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This drink also contains antioxidants known as polyphenols (catechins) that prevent the division of atypical cells. Dry green tea leaves contain about 40% polyphenols, so they can significantly reduce the risk of developing different types of malignant tumors.

3. Tomatoes

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Lycoptine, a natural pigment that gives tomatoes their red color, is also a powerful chemical that protects our body from many types of cancer. Interestingly, this antioxidant does not decompose even at high temperatures, which means both fresh and thermally processed tomatoes can help in the prevention of tumors.

4. Carrots

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A medium-sized carrot can provide us with 200% of our daily norm of vitamins A, K, and fiber. Phytochemicals, which are found in large amounts in carrots, also make them an excellent antioxidant. So, beta- and alpha-carotene maintain cell health, and luteolin has an anti-inflammatory effect and prevents the development of malignant tumors.

5. Broccoli

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The curative properties of this sort of cabbage are related to the sulforaphane contained in broccoli. This organic compound prevents the development of peptic ulcers and stomach cancer. In addition, it clears smokers' lungs of pathogens. Broccoli is rich in indoles. According to scientists, they deactivate excess concentrations of estrogen that often causes breast tumors.

6. Grapes

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This product contains a number of bioflavonoids - powerful antioxidants that help prevent the development of various kinds of tumors. Concord grapes are the best at fighting cancer cells. Experts advise eating grapes whole with the seeds and skin since they contain resveratrol, which protects the body from oncological diseases.

In addition to improving your well-being and boosting your immunity, the use of the above-listed products will help prevent the development of many types of malignant tumors. Share this useful information with your loved ones and don't forget that it's better to prevent than to treat!

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