Cancer is definitely a major health problem that affects a large number of our population. About 1 million people suffer from it each year only in the USA.
You probably already know the food we consume affects our health so it is very important to start consuming foods that improve your overall health as well as fight against cancer.
Here are 5 types of food that you should include in your diet:
Leafy green vegetables
Leafy green vegetables such as spinach and kale are rich in antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals that fight against cancer. They also have antiviral and antibacterial properties and help the cancer cells to die and prevent their formation.
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Berries such as strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, goji berries, and cherries are one of the foods that contain the most antioxidants. They are used in lots of recipes and contain a lot of Vitamin C and Vitamin A. They also contain proanthocyanidin antioxidants that have anti-aging properties and antiviral agents that increase the immunity.
Most of the cruciferous vegetables come from the brassica family and include broccoli, Brussels sprout, cabbage etc. They are one of the foods that contain the most Vitamin C and help the fight against cancer so you should definitely include them in your diet.
Orange fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables with orange color, such as sweet potatoes, oranges, citrus etc. are rich in Vitamin A and carotenoid antioxidants, including beta-carotene. This antioxidant is very important for the immune system and besides fighting against cancer it is also good for detoxification and liver cleansing.
Herbs and spices
Herbs and spices, including oregano, basil, ginger, parsley, raw garlic, turmeric, black pepper, and cayenne pepper, naturally improve the immunity of the body and have a lot of health benefits, including fighting against cancer cells. The active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, is especially known to fight against breast and colon cancer.