According to World Health Organisation, cancer is one of the most common causes of death. In 2020, almost 10 million people died because of cancer. Experts recommend following an organic lifestyle and balanced consumption reduces the chances of chronic diseases like cancer. Here is the list of cancer-fighting foods you can add to your diet. Remember that cancer-fighting food does not prevent cancer but it can lower the risk of developing cancer by boosting your immune system.
'Apple a day keeps a doctor away' has always been a testament to the health benefits of apple. Apple contains plant-based compounds known as Polyphenols, which contain promising anti-cancer properties. This compound also reduces the risk of infectious disease, cardiovascular issues and prevents inflammation. A study from 2018 in the Journal of Food and Drug Analysis suggested that Polyphenols present in apples hinder the growth of breast cancer cells.
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Legumes such as beans, peas, lentils are high in fibre which may help prevent cancer. According to a study held by NCBI, people who consumed a fibre-rich diet were less likely to develop breast cancer in comparison to those who did not consume the required fibre.
According to a study by NCBI, mice who were given whole walnuts or walnut oil produced higher levels of tumour suppressing genes than the mice who were given vegetable oil. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, adding nuts to our dietary plan can help prevent cancer. Study shows walnuts contain a substance known as Pedunculagin. The body metabolises this substance into Urolithins. Urolithins is the compound that binds to the estrogen respirators which may reduce the risk of breast cancer.
Berries are packed with a lot of nutrients, minerals and health benefits due to their antioxidative properties. According to one study of NCBI, consuming berries lowers the biomarkers for colon cancer and can be effective in preventing breast cancer.
As per 'Medical News Today', some analyses have suggested that higher consumption of carrots can reduce the risk of stomach cancer. Carrots contain a compound known as Beta- carotene which is responsible for making the immune system stronger. Not only this, it also provides vitamin K, A and antioxidants which promotes overall health.