Lower your Cancer-Risk…




Lower your Cancer-Risk…


Research claims that a diet of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans and other plant foods helps lower risk for many cancers. 


Here’s a quick look at some anti-carcinogenic foods and their purported benefits -


Flaxseed: This fibre rich seed arrests - breast, prostate and colorectal – cancer growth

Cruciferous Vegetables: Sulforaphane in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables lowers risk of colorectal, breast, colon and prostate cancer

Tomatoes: Lycopene in tomatoes reduces the risk of prostate cancer

Carrots: Associated with decreased risk of prostate, lung and stomach cancer

Allium Vegetables: Garlic, onions, leeks and shallots, contain allicin, a compound that minimizes risks of stomach, prostate and colorectal cancers

Berries: Reduces the growth and spread of – oral cancer and oesophageal tumour

Olive Oil: Linked with reduced risk of– colorectal, breast and digestive - cancer

Beans:  High in fibre and protective against colorectal and colon cancer

Nuts: Brazil nuts (rich in selenium) and walnuts lower the risk of - colorectal, pancreatic, endometrial, lung and breast - cancer

Turmeric: The curcumin in turmeric arrests the growth of cancer cells (head, neck, colon, lung, breast, prostrate) and lesions 

Fish: Salmon, mackerel and anchovy contain vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids, that are believed to protect against– digestive tract and colorectal - cancer 

Citrus Fruits: Lemons, limes, grapefruits and oranges decrease the risk of cancers of – pancreas, stomach, digestive and upper respiratory tracts

Cinnamon: Arrests the growth of head and neck tumours 


It’s advisable to include - apples, sprouts, coffee, Kale, soy, tea, whole grains, pulses, peas and lentils - in your diet; and restrict - alcohol, sugar-sweetened drinks, red meat and processed meat. 


This World Cancer Day let’s try to adopt a diet rich in whole foods …