7 foods that help prevent cancer

Food is one of the great pillars for health and, also, a very important path in the prevention and treatment of cancer.
In malignant neoplasms of head and neck cancer, for example, about 40% of patients were malnourished before diagnosis and treatment.

all the patients who unaware, of what is way to eat that can stop cancer or that there are specific foods capable of destroying sick cells.

There is a lot of misinformation about cancer. And my goal here is to break that taboo and show the alternative ways to face this disease in a more natural and safe way.

So I have listed some scientifically proven cancer prevention foods for you to include in your daily life and strengthen your body against the disease.

7 powerful foods against cancer

1. Okra

Okra has been a stamped figure in the typical cuisine of Minas Gerais and the Northeast for many years. With its sweet taste and viscous texture, the famous baba is part of famous dishes such as chicken with okra and carry.

However, the vegetable hides a powerful action for the benefit of health. In addition to being rich in fiber, vitamin A, B6, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, and potassium, it carries a protein called lectin that lowers the risk of cancer cell growth.
Okra can also strengthen your immunity since it is also rich in Vitamin C. There is about 16 mg of this vitamin in 100 g of cooked food. and this substance can prevent the growth of breast cancer by up to 63%.

Best way to consume

If you don’t really like the idea of ​​eating raw okra, rest easy, even if cooked, it is still highly nutritious.

Do not exceed the amount of 1 cup of okra per day because the food is also rich in oxalate and can contribute to the formation of kidney stones.

2. Coriander

This aromatic herb, hated by some and loved by many, provides many health benefits, including fighting cancer.

Coriander has:

  • Vitamin C: improves immunity and reduces stress.
  • Vitamin K: essential for blood clotting and bone health.
  • Lutein and Zeaxanthin: They are two powerful antioxidants and very important for eye health.

By itself, antioxidants play a key role in fighting cancer.
But the tools of coriander against cancer go beyond its antioxidants.

In addition to protecting the DNA of healthy cells, suggesting their potential in preventing cancer, coriander also prevented the sick cells from migrating to other tissues, that is, the leaves acted to inhibit metastasis.

Best way to consume

It can be eaten fresh or dry. When buying fresh leaves, opt for fresh ones with bright green color and without spots.

3. Turmeric

Turmeric, sunbeam, yellow ginger. All of these different names refer to the same spice whose scientific name is Curcuma longa. Used for hundreds of years in Indian cuisine, it is much more than a spice. In it, there is a substance called curcumin, which has numerous therapeutic properties.
Acting as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, curcumin is associated with the treatment of several cancers.
Curcumin is still one of the few existing substances that act in the three stages of cancer: it blocks the initiation, promotion, and progression of the disease.

Best way to consume

Of course, you can use turmeric in the preparation of various dishes and even in drinks, but to have an even more effective action of turmeric, it is possible to supplement it. Always opt for capsules from compounding pharmacies that will offer standard saffron extract.

In capsules with standardized dry extract, the concentration of curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is much higher.

4. Coco Oil

In addition to being one among the simplest sources of energy without being deposited within the body, copra oil, additionally to being a superfood, maybe a great armor of the system.
In contact with the stomach, dodecanoic acid turns into monolaurin and acts as a parasiticide, bactericide, fungicide, and a virucide.

Best way to consume

Coconut oil and lard are the only fats that can be heated to fry. Coconut oil can even be reused.

And, in addition to being used for frying food, coconut oil can be mixed with coffee in the morning or added to your detox juice.

5. Green tea

The plant, already very related to a healthier lifestyle, features a sizable amount of antioxidants, caffeine, amino acids, vitamins B, E, C, calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium, and iron.

But several studies have already linked tea to fight cancer in the least stages: initiation, promotion, and spread.

Its power lies during a substance called catechin, an antioxidant that inhibits the expansion of tumors, additionally reducing the likelihood of metastasis and forcing cancer cells to trigger mechanisms of death, a process called apoptosis.

Best way to consume

Green tea can be consumed hot or cold. But there is also the capsule version.
For tea, always use one dessert spoon of chopped plant for each cup of water.
Do not exceed three cups a day. Excessive amounts can damage the kidneys due to the amount of oxalate (in excess, it can cause kidney stones).

6. Garlic

In addition to making dishes more tasty and striking, garlic has a powerful antifungal and antibiotic property. Allicin – the active ingredient in garlic – has been compared in some studies to penicillin.

But it can also act actively to decrease the risk of developing some type of cancer.
Those who eat more than ten grams of garlic/day are less likely to develop the disease.

Best way to consume

This natural remedy is very old and you may have seen someone in the family ingesting a garlic clove with a glass of water in the morning. Know that they were almost right.

Allicin is best used with raw garlic, but in order for it to release its healing properties, it is necessary to macerate it.

You can eat it purely in the morning, with a small spoon of lemon, or include it raw in your salads.
You can also consume garlic water during the day.

7. Blueberry

Also referred to as blueberry, it’s a really interesting substance that acts against malignant neoplasia: bioflavonoids. Bioflavonoids – or vitamin P – are water-soluble compounds, usually found within the pulp of fruits and vegetables.

They are powerful antioxidants and have already been proven by science to be effective antiallergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-hemorrhagic, antiviral, and immunomodulatory. And within the case of cancer, the blueberry is rich during a specific sort of flavonoid, anthocyanin, which acts within the 3 most vital phases to curb the tumor cycle:

  • In prevention, as it inhibits disordered cell growth;
  • In treatment, as it promotes cell cycle arrest when it is already disordered.
  • In maintenance and to prevent recurrences, since it induces cancer cells to commit “suicide”, in a process called cell apoptosis.
Dr. Edwin Roy
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I am Dr. Edwin Roy. I am a specialist in health Dermatologist and Gastroenterologist. I have been practice for 4-6 years.

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