These 12 Foods Are Cancer Killers!

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We are what we eat and we are what we don't eat. When you take a look at any healthy diet that is prescribed by health experts, you will be surprised to see that most of the vegetables that are prescribed are in fact, anti-cancer foods.

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Yes, cancer kills! In order to kill cancer, you can't avoid vegetables and certain fruits too. Prevention is always better than combating a disorder after it crosses its initial phases. Therefore, including anti-cancer foods in your diet when you are young is a wise thing to do.

Also Read: 7 Foods Not To Eat When Immunity Is Low

Now, let us take a look at the foods that can prevent cancer, kill cancer or slow down its growth.

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Tomatoes

Lycopene is an antioxidant that can prevent lung, breast, and prostate cancer. Tomatoes contain lycopene.

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Ginger

As ginger is anti-inflammatory and also anti-cancerous, it can be consumed regularly to prevent the growth of cancer. It can prevent ovarian cancer.

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Carrots

Beta-carotene is an anti-oxidant in carrots which can slow down the development of cancer cells. Carrots can also protect your cells from various types of damage.

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Garlic

We all know that garlic is an anti-cancerous substance. The sulphur content in garlic can fight cancer cells and slow down their growth. Garlic can prevent lung, breast, colon and prostate cancers.

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Pomegranate

Pomegranate is anti-inflammatory and also contains anti-oxidants. Eat the seeds instead of drinking the juice to avoid excess sugar.

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Beans

The phyto-chemicals present in beans can slow down the growth of cancer cells. the nutrients present in beans can prevent pancreatic cancer.

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Turmeric

Curcumin is an anti-oxidant present in turmeric which can fight cancer cells. Use turmeric powder in your dishes.

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Grapes

Resveratrol which is present in grapes and berries can destroy cancer cells and also minimise inflammation in your body.

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Strawberries

Strawberries contain ellagic acid and Vitamin C which can slow down the growth of cancer cells. Berries are said to prevent stomach, esophagus, lung and mouth cancers.

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Green Tea

The catechins present in green tea can prevent cancer. Also, certain compounds in green tea can cleanse your liver.

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Spinach

Spinach can prevent esophageal cancer. Certain compounds like lutein and zeaxanthin present in spinach can cleanse your body and prevent certain types of cancers.

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Other Vegetables

Broccoli, kale and cabbage are said to prevent various types of cancers including mouth, stomach and esophagus cancers.

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Story first published: Saturday, March 12, 2016, 15:10 [IST]
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