5 Foods That Should Be Eaten To Stay Cancer-Free

  • Jan 31 , 2018

“Depression isn’t a side effect of cancer, it’s a side effect of dying”, John Green, The Fault In Our Stars.

How can we not think about the pretty Hazel Grace and the charming Augustus Waters (characters from John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars) when it comes to cancer? The novel has well-depicted the story of two youngsters dealing with cancer and other cancer patients; we never felt anything so relatable, did we? Also, the novel informed the non – cancer patients about everything the mind and the heart of a cancer patient goes through. Now that we know, cancer kills you slowly. It is treatable, but in its early stages, thanks to advancements in medicine.

But as the saying goes, “Prevention is better than cure and this is what this article is all about. Some live for food and everyone lives because of food. Food is an integral part of our living, our lifestyle. So when something goes wrong with our food, something goes wrong with us. This is why, the food we eat should be healthy and disease free.

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Let us talk about the foods that are healthy and cancer free and should be consumed or added to our daily meals. They are as follows:

A tinge of garlic to everything: Garlic consists of sulphate compounds. These sulphate compounds have the ability to suppress the growth of tumour. The immune system in our body gets naturally stimulated to fight against cancer due to the sulphate compounds present in garlic. A lot of research work and studies have revealed that garlic has the potential of reducing stomach cancer by a considerable factor of a good 12.

Steam the broccoli: Avoid microwaving it. Broccoli is known to be a super food when it comes to cancer prevention. It is advisable to consume broccoli regularly. Consider steaming up the broccoli and then consuming it. In fact, every time you think of consuming broccoli, think of nothing else but steaming to gain its maximum benefits. When you microwave a broccoli, you kill about 97 per cent of the cancer preventing and cancer killing flavonoids that are present in it. Big loss! Add broccoli to your soups and salads or consume it raw.

Bottoms up with some fresh lemonade: In a recent study, Australian researchers found that a daily bottoms up session of citrus fruits can effectively keep throat, mouth and stomach cancers at bay. The risk lowers down to a good 50 per cent. Oesophageal cancer can be prevented greatly by religiously following this habit of consuming citrus fruits.

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Some Salmon on the grill: Researchers have discovered that fish eaters who consume fish namely Salmon four or more times a week are one third less likely of having blood cancers like leukaemia, myeloma or non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. A risk of endometrial cancers in women considerably falls down if fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, halibut, shrimps, tuna and sardines are consumed. The credit of all of this goes to the magical omega 3s present in all fish.

Tea, tea and tea: Tea should be your go-to drink. A large study that was recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed that women who consumed black tea at least twice a day have a decreased risk of contracting ovarian cancer by 32 per cent as compared to women who consumed black tea once or not at all. This is due to the presence of flavonoids in black tea. The study further said that black tea is the most potential beverage in lowering the risks associated with cancer, and then comes green tea.