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5 Foods That Lower Cancer Risk

Sunday, 05 January 2014 11:42 PM EST

Cancer is a life-threatening disease. For instance, breast cancer is a common cancer among women. Including anticancer foods in your diet can prevent the risk of cancer. A healthy lifestyle can largely prevent cancer risk. Quitting smoking and reducing the consumption of alcohol can be beneficial. Taking a healthy diet containing anticancer foods can be highly effective. Eating a balanced diet can be important to prevent the development of cancerous cells. Moreover, maintaining a healthy body weight and protecting the skin from sun damage are also natural ways to prevent cancers. The following anticancer foods should be included in your diet.

A diet rich in fiber helps to prevent the risk of developing cancerous cells. Fibers have been found to be anticancer foods that lower the risk of breast and colorectal cancer. Research studies have shown that consuming 25 grams of fiber in the diet can help reduce the risk of cancer up to 7 percent. Whole-grain food contains a high amount of fiber. A diet rich in fiber can also prevent constipation.

Soy food is useful to prevent the formation of cancerous cells. It contains phytochemicals, helpful for reducing cancer risk. It is considered among good anticancer foods according to research studies. Taking one to two servings of soy food is useful in reducing the risk of breast cancer.   

Switching from processed red meat to seafood can be helpful in preventing the risk of developing cancerous cells. It is among anticancer foods that contain proteins, minerals, and vitamins, which are healthy for the body. However, excessive consumption of these anticancer foods can cause adverse effects. A regular consumption of around 70 grams of seafood is adequate. Including anticancer foods like fish in the diet can also prevent the formation of cancerous cells.

Cruciferous vegetables are anticancer foods that help prevent tumors. They include cabbage, spinach, cauliflower, mustard greens, etc. These anticancer foods are useful for killing cancerous cells. A study has found that taking one serving of vegetables per day in the diet reduces risk to 50 percent. Intake of beta carotene in the diet can prevent the risk of lung cancer.

Fruits are anticancer foods effective to prevent the growth of cancerous cell. They include apples, grapes, and blueberries that contain phytochemicals useful to prevent tumor formation. The chemical compounds present in a diet consisting of fruits have the properties to slow down cancerous cell growth and prevent the formation of tumor cells.

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The risk of cancer can be reduced through the consumption of anticancer foods. A balanced diet with these healthy foods can prevent the risk of cancer.
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Sunday, 05 January 2014 11:42 PM
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