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5 superfoods that fight cancer

What type of foods should a cancer patient take?

5 superfoods that fight cancer
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We all know eating nutritious foods helps us feel better and be healthier. What you might not know is diet may be related to up to 50% of cancers.

The good news is that certain foods can actually help prevent and fight cancer. This guide helps you add each season's most nutritious anti-cancer foods to your diet.


Red Grapes

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Red grapes (and red wine) are loaded with resveratrol, which inhibits cancer-cell growth and causes cancer cells to self-destruct. According to recent findings, resveratrol remains effective — and may be more powerful — after it's metabolized by the body. The compound is found in peanuts, cranberries and blueberries, too.

Apples

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Apples contain at least two kinds of cancer-inhibiting compounds: flavonoids and phenolic acids. Together they may protect against damage to cells that can trigger malignancies; they may also prevent emerging cancer cells from dividing any further.

Can having one a day really help keep the doctor away? Regular apple eaters have a lower risk for lung cancer as well as certain types of breast cancer, according to the American institute of cancer research (AICR). Just be sure to have the skin too. “The flavonoid quercitin has been associated with a reduced risk of certain cancers, and the highest concentration is found in the skin.

Green Tea
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This mild, grassy-tasting brew contains catechins, antioxidants with anticancer properties. In fact, green tea contains three times more catechins than black tea. Drinking green tea regularly has been associated with lower risk for cancers of the bladder and digestive tract.

Tomatoes
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Tomatoes get their red color from lycopene, a strong antioxidant. Some research indicates lycopene may protect against prostate and other cancers. Processed tomato products, such as tomato paste and tomato juice, are the most concentrated sources of lycopene.

Dark leafy vegetables: 

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Dark leafy vegetables like kale and spinach play an important role in fighting against cancer. They are rich in fibre and folate, which may reduce the risk of certain cancers. Folate helps to produce new cells and repair the DNA. 

Kale contains carotenoids, which act as antioxidants and enhance the body’s antioxidant defences. These defences prevent free radicals from damaging the DNA. 

Kale also contains vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant and inhibits the formation of carcinogens. 

Spinach is rich in carotenoids like zeaxanthin and lutein, which remove free radicals from the body.

Source.

*https://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2014/cancer-fighting-foods-drinks/

*https://www.prevention.com/food-nutrition/healthy-eating/g31022153/cancer-fighting-foods/

*https://www.healthgrades.com/right-care/cancer/10-foods-that-fight-cancer

*https://onco.com/blog/top-8-superfoods-for-cancer-patients/

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