A Cancer Fighting Diet

A healthy meal plan is an important strategy you can use to reduce your risk of cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends that you eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily and eat the right amount of food to stay at a healthy weight. Researchers are finding that certain foods may be useful in protecting you from cancer. Try to incorporate the following foods into your meal plan each day.


This orange-colored spice, a staple in Indian curries, contains an ingredient called curcumin that might be useful in reducing cancer risk. Curcumin can inhibit some kinds of cancer cells and slow the spread of cancer or shrink tumors in some animals. Turmeric is available in your local grocery stores and can be used in a variety of recipes.

Leafy Green Vegetables.

Leafy green vegetables like spinach and lettuce are good sources of the antioxidants beta-carotene and lutein.

Additionally vegetables such as collard greens, mustard greens and kale have chemicals that may limit the growth of certain kinds of cancer.


The skin of red grapes is a rich source of an antioxidant called resveratrol. Grape juice and red wine also contain this antioxidant. According to the National Cancer Institute, resveratrol may be useful in keeping cancer from beginning or spreading, as it limits the growth of many types of cancer.

Green Tea.

Tea contains antioxidants called catechins, which may help prevent cancer in a variety of ways, including keeping free radicals from damaging cells. Studies have found that catechins in tea can shrink tumors and reduce tumor growth. You’ll get more antioxidants from green tea, so make sure to include a cup a day to your wellness diet!

Cruciferous Vegetables.

The group containing broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower, may be helpful in protecting you from cancer. Researchers have found that components in these veggies can protect you from the free radicals that can damage your cells’ DNA. They may also protect you from cancer-causing chemicals, help slow the growth of tumors and encourage cancer cells to die.


It has been found that eating tomatoes may help protect men from prostate cancer. The juicy red orbs can help guard the DNA in your cells from damage that can lead to cancer.  Tomatoes contain a high concentration of antioxidant called lycopene. Your body absorbs the lycopene which lowers your risk of this disease.

Cruciferous vegetables prevents other kinds of cancers as well:
The isothiocyanate in cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli and kale, sparks hundreds of genetic changes, activating some genes that fight cancer and switch off others that fuel tumors. One study in particular shows that one specific isothiocyanate compound called sulforaphane (SFN) has been shown to prevent breast cancer. It inhibits the growth of cultured human breast cancer cells, leading to cell death.

Bladder Cancer: researches found that the higher the intake of cruciferous vegetables, the lower the risk of bladder cancer in men.

Lung Cancer: researchers found that men with detectable amounts of isothiocyanates in their bodies had a 36 percent lower chance of developing lung cancer over 10 years.

Prostate Cancer: this study discovered that just a few additional portions of broccoli each week could protect men from prostate cancer. Specifically – four extra servings per week.

With all of this research it seems that making a small change such as eating more cancer fighting foods during the week can reap great benefits for you and your family! Decide to make that change today!

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      5 years ago

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