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World Cancer Day: Include these 7 Food Items in Your Diet to Stay Away from All Kinds of Cancer

Prity Barman
Prity Barman
World Cancer Day

4th February every year is commemorated as World Cancer Day. Under the 'I Am and I Will' movement that started in 2019, the World Cancer Day 2021 that falls on Thursday is being celebrated worldwide. There's plenty of information on how many individuals per year die from cancer.

Cancer can be defeated if certain food habits are practiced. And we have enlisted 7 food products that will help prevent all forms of cancer to remind you about the same thing on World Cancer Day. 

Here are the 7 amazing food items which can certainly help us prevent cancer: 

  • Apples: Fruits such as apples and oranges help protect against diseases. Apples are one of the fruits with a significant volume of dietary fiber and polyphenol compounds that partner with gut microbes to create an ecosystem that can reduce one's cancer risk. Compared to individuals who do not routinely eat apples, this environment is expected to decrease the incidence of many particular cancers, including lung, bowel, throat, digestive tract, and breast tumors. Vitamin C also acts as an antioxidant in apples to help immune function and combat the growth of cancer cells. Apples can also help cancer recovery, in addition to avoiding tumors.

  • Ginger & Garlic: For cancer treatment, ginger has been rated ten thousand times more effective than chemotherapy. It is an anti-oxidant and a fighter against natural cancer. The 6-gingerol and 6-shogaol active compounds display anti-cancer effects against the gastrointestinal tract and assist in the death of cancer cells. Garlic is another of the most essential spices used in cancer therapy. It has the capacity to inhibit the development of cancer-causing properties, enhance the DNA repair process, and decelerate cancer cell proliferation.

  • Salmon: Fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel and anchovies contain essential nutrients that have been associated with a lower risk of cancer, such as vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids. Having sufficient amounts of vitamin D, for example, is thought to protect against and reduce the risk of cancer. Furthermore, it is believed that omega-3 fatty acids block the progression of the disorder. To receive a heavy dose of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D, and to optimize the possible health benefits of these nutrients, reach for two servings of fatty fish per week. Still, more research is needed to establish how the intake of fatty fish can specifically affect the risk of human cancer.

  • Nuts: Antioxidants are free radical scavengers that trap and neutralize highly reactive molecules. Pecans, pistachios and walnuts are especially rich sources of antioxidants. Some types of dietary fiber nourish gut microbes that seem to support health. Gut microbiota support is an emerging area when it comes to how your eating habits might influence your risk of cancer. Nuts like walnut and almonds are rich in such fibers which helps in increasing gut microbta.

  • Berries and beans: Anthocyanins a plant pigment that have protective effects and could be linked with a decreased chance of cancer, are high in berries. Beans are rich in fiber, which can help protect against colorectal cancer. Eating a few portions of berries and beans every week will increase the consumption of fiber and help minimize the risk of contracting cancer.

  • Green Tea: Even if the evidence is still limited, tea can be a powerful cancer fighter, especially green tea. Green tea has delayed or stopped the growth of cancer in the cells of the colon, liver, breast, and prostate in laboratory experiments. The effect on lung tissue and skin was also close. And tea was linked with lower rates for bladder, lung, and pancreatic cancers in several longer-term trials. But more testing is needed in humans before it is possible to prescribe tea as a cancer fighter.

  • Green leafy vegetables: Fiber, folate, and carotenoids exist enormously in dark green leafy vegetables such as mustard greens, broccoli, cabbage, spinach, and kale. These nutrients can help protect the throat, larynx, pancreas, lungs, skin, and stomach from cancer.

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