15 Simple Foods To Cancer-Proof Your Life

 Cancer - as scary as it sounds, is still believed to be a dreadful disease. Basically, cancer is just a term attached to abnormal cell growth. Proper nourishment and a healthy lifestyle are directly proportional to such critical ailments. The critical aspect of cancer is not only the rapid growth but also the potential of spreading of such cells to other parts of the body.

Many of the foods in your refrigerator or pantry may help you maintain a cancer-free life. The key is to include lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet for the sake of their high antioxidant properties.

Let's have a look at the superfoods that lead to immunity against cancer.

# 1. Garlic

Garlic being a superfood contains allicin which is known to stop the spread of cancer cells. It is anti-inflammatory in nature. It has a number of active ingredients. It contains selenium, tryptophan and sulfur-based active agents that attack cancer cells

# 2. Leafy Greens

 Leafy greens have strong epigenetic (cancer correcting) characteristics. It is also known to lower the risk of colorectal cancer.

# 3. Broccoli

 Broccoli is a vegetable that contains loads of cancer-fighting antioxidants. Studies show eating steamed broccoli just a few times a week can lower rates of prostate, breast, lung and skin cancers.

# 4. Carrots

 Carrots are rich in providing anti-cancer carotenoids. In a study conducted by Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, it was revealed that women who ate just five servings of four raw carrot sticks a week had a 54% decrease in their risk of getting ovarian cancer, compared with women who ate them less than once a month. Carrots are also known to reduce the risk of kidney cancer.

# 5. Tomatoes

 Tomatoes are best known for treating prostate cancers. Extremely rich in antioxidants, this wonder fruit can be consumed raw as well as cooked. The main constituent is Lycopene which controls the 'bad' fat level in the blood.

# 6. Beetroot

 Beetroots have been used as a treatment for cancer in Europe for centuries. It is believed that beetroot's cancer curing ability lies in its red color. Beetroot juice contains antioxidants, including betacyanin, which looks for free radicals. Also, beetroot contains high levels of nitrates and folic acid.

# 7. Beans

 Beans: kidney, pinto and black beans, and yellow split peas and red lentils are the best-known cancer-fighting legumes, extremely rich in antioxidants. Beans are also high in fiber, contain folate, and seem to protect colon cells.

# 8. Seeds

 Seeds are full of good oils, whole vitamins in a natural form (like vitamin E). Pumpkin seeds are known for their antioxidant properties. Along with the others, they can be added to morning muesli or cornflakes for a brilliant start of the day.

# 9. Nuts

 Nuts such as almonds, brazil nuts, pecans, walnuts, pine nuts along with the others are best known to prevent the proliferation of cancer cells. They work wonders in tiny doses, and the best part is they can be accommodated in your diet in any form.

# 10. Go bananas

 The fact is riper the banana, the better fighter it is for cancer. The dark spots on ripe yellow bananas produce a substance called Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) that destroys cancerous tumors.

# 11. Oranges

 Citrus fruits especially oranges are known to cut the disease growth by fifty percent. The fruit juice as well as its peel, all are known to fight cancer cells.

# 12. Calcium

 Cancer cells flourish in an acidic environment and calcium is to acid like water is to fire. So get the crux and dive into calcium-rich foods to be safe.

# 13. No Smoking

 Lung cancer is the most common byproduct of smoking. But it is not only the lungs that suffer the consequence, anything coming in contact with the smoke - mouth, larynx, and esophagus all are at stake.  So beware, cut it off.

# 14. Say NO to white bread

 The problem eats are mostly white: white bread, pasta, potatoes, and sugary pastries. Consuming too much of these puts you at a high risk of colorectal cancer.

# 15. Switch to Decaf

Decaf comes from decaffeinated that is 97 % of the coffee removed. Being rich in antioxidants, it will 'mop up' the free radicals and thereby limit the damage they can do to your body.

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