Anti Cancer Foods

You reap what you sow. Some may say that we eat to live while others may believe that we live to eat, any which ways, having a healthy meal goes on top of it all. No single type of food can help prevent any disease but the right combination and portion can lower the risks of chronic disease like cancer. Foods that naturally contain phytochemicals helps in the reduction of the risk of cancer. ‘Phtyo’ means ‘plants’ hence, foods like fruits, vegetables, grains, beans and other planted eatables are believed to protect cells from damage that could lead to cancer. Below mentioned are some food items that when included in our diet can help lower the risk of cancer.

Fruits & Vegetables

  1. Berries
  2. Broccoli
  3. Brussels Sprouts
  4. Cauliflower
  5. Grapes
  6. Garlic
  7. Oranges
  8. Whole Grains
  9. Brown Rice
  10. Oatmeal
  11. Whole Grain Bread/Tortillas


 
Proteins

  1. Tofu
  2. Fish
  3. Black or Red Beans
  4. Lentils
  5. Chickpeas
  6. Eggs



Oil & Dairy

  1. Olive Oil
  2. Canola Oil
  3. Skim Milk
  4. Low-Fat Cheese
  5. Soy Based Foods



Leafy Greens

  1. Spinach
  2. Tomatoes
  3. Sweet Potatoes
  4. Pears


Although the foods listed above are everyday products readily available to us, it is not easy for all of us to make significant lifestyle and dietary changes but going on with this diet list can be beneficial in more than one way. Eating more calories than your body needs can cause weight gain. Many people eat too much food with added sugar and fat that leads to obesity.Obesity is linked to a higher risk of many cancers. So, even if no food can wholly prevent cancer, including these food into our diet can atleast lower the risk of it.