Foods That Have Cancer-Fighting Powers

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The first thing that should be changed to prevent or treat cancer is food. Some foods contain cancer fighting properties and it is better to consume them more.

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In order to help your body fight diseases, you need to nourish it with powerful foods. Many studies suggest that diet and regular workouts play an important role in enhancing the survival rate in people who suffer cancer.

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Though medication has its own role in fighting cancer, it is good to include cancer fighting foods in your diet to enhance the chances of survival. But its good to consult a doctor before making any changes to your diet.

Beetroot

Beetroots come with anthocyanins which combat cancer cells in the body. Studies suggest that beetroots can prevent blood cancer and also brain cancer too.

Garlic

Garlic contains allicin. This compound can prevent the spreading of cancer cells. It also provides tryptophan and selenium.

Leafy Greens

Leafy greens contain sulforaphanes which can prevent cancer. Studies suggest that they can prevent colo-rectal cancer. Also, leafy greens alkalise your whole system.

 

Tomato

Tomatoes contain Lycopene. Studies suggest that regular intake of tomatoes can minimise the risk of prostate and other types of cancers related to breast, lung and colon.

 

 

Mushrooms

Certain studies claim that mushrooms help in fighting cancer. Certain types of mushrooms contain cancer-fighting qualities.

Nuts

Some nuts contain selenium which is important to fight cancer cells and other nuts contain many nutrients that boost immune system.

Pumpkin Seeds

They contain Vitamin E which has the capacity to minimise the growth of cencer cells. This vitamin is also good for your immunity.

Sunflower Seeds

They contain Vitamin E and Zinc too. Zinc can speed up the healing process.

Red Pepper

The vitamin C content present in it can boost your immunity and help your body fight cancer.

Carrot

Carrot juice is the best cancer-fighting drink. It contains many healing agents in it including carotenoids.

Fish

The omega 3 fatty acids and certain other nutrients in fish are said to help your body fight cancer.

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Story first published: Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 12:44 [IST]
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