Recent research has shown that eating a healthy diet may help prevent cancer.
Some foods may be very beneficial because they contain nutrients that could reduce cancer risk.
According to scientists from Michigan Medicine, nine types of food may help fight cancer:
Berries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Garlic, Onions, Soy (tofu, soy milk), Pomegranates, and Tea.
These foods are high in phytochemicals, which are naturally occurring substances that provide flavor, protection, color, and smell to a plant.
The chemicals can stimulate the immune system and work to fight off cancer by killing or slowing the growth rate of cancerous cells.
In addition, they can help repair DNA and regulate hormones.
Research also has shown that foods high in antioxidants may help protect the body from damage by harmful molecules known as “free radicals.”
Free radicals can contribute to the development of cancer when their amount is high in the body.
Common foods high in antioxidants include Apricots, Broccoli, Prunes, Squash and Sweet potatoes (vitamin A); Berries, Citrus fruits, Leafy green vegetables, and Tomatoes (vitamin C); Nuts, Vegetables, vegetable oil, and Whole grains (vitamin E); and garlic (Selenium).
Researchers suggest that having a plant-based diet can benefit health and protect against cancer.
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