1Foods to Fight Cancer

Foods that we eat play a role in the risk of developing cancer

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) recommends eating a mostly plantbased diet while limiting red and processed meat in order to lower cancer risk. Red meats include beef, and lamb and processed
plant-based diet focuses on fruits, vegetables,legumes and whole grains.

Plant-based foods are full of cancer-fighters like vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals.

What are Phytochemicals?

  • Phytochemicals are plant chemicals that have protective or disease preventative properties.

They have been shown to:

  • stimulate the immune system
  • prevent DNA damage
  • help repair DNA
  • slow the growth of tumors
  • regulate hormones
  • trigger damaged cells to die before they can multiply

Many phytochemicals are antioxidants which prevent the body’s cells from damage that may lead to cancer or other diseases.

Berries :

including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, cranberries

  • Contain ellagic acid* and vitamin C to hinder tumor growth and protect cells’ DNA
  • Good source of dietary fiber which can increase fullness, and help control body weight
  • Good bacteria in the gut (probiotics) use fiber to protect the gut (colon cells).
  • Contain anthocyanins* which are found to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and stimulate destruction of cancer cells
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