Cancer can affect everyone – the young and old, including children. It is one of the leading causes of death in the world, where about 70% of all cancer deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.
Yet, many of cancer deaths can be prevented through healthy life style or immunization against cancer causing infections. Also, a healthy balanced diet with plenty of fibre, fruit and vegetables can help lower your risk for many cancers.
Here are top five foods that can help prevent cancer:
Berries – Pterostilbene, an antioxidant called found in high quantities in blueberries, has cancer-fighting properties. Include any one of these- blueberries, blackberries, strawberries – in your diet.
Broccoli – Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower contain phytonutrients, which may help prevent cancer.
Turmeric: Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has been shown to prevent and inhibit formation of tumours in scientific studies.
Pomegranates – Ellagic acid in pomegranates has been shown to inhibit cancer cell growth and deactivate cancer-causing compounds.
Grapes – The resveratrol, a natural antioxidant found in skin of red grapes, may help prevent or stop cancer from spreading.