15 beneficial foods that reduce cancer risk

balanced-nutritionA healthy and balanced diet is of great importance in order to prevent cancer, the incidence of which is increasing day by day. It is possible to strengthen the immune system and increase the body’s resistance to cancer by frequently including natural foods on the tables. Nutrition and Diet Exp. dit. Sevil Ürer Vefalı gave information about natural foods that reduce the risk of cancer.

15 foods that prevent cancer

1. Black grapes: When consumed with its core and shell, it has the feature of blocking cancer-causing compounds with the “resveratrol” in its content. It prevents the formation and development of cancer tissues in the human body.

2. Garlic: Garlic with high selenium content prevents the formation and progression of tumors in stomach, breast, bowel, skin and prostate cancers. It is more beneficial to consume it raw or crushed in olive oil.

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3. Turmeric: It prevents the growth of tumor cells in many cancers such as liver, lung, colon, stomach, breast, ovary, brain and leukemia. It reduces the activity of the enzyme that allows cancer cells to live. Due to its bile-enhancing effect, it should not be used in people with gallstones.

4. Carrot: Carrot, which is rich in beta-carotene, has a protective effect against prostate, mouth, esophagus and stomach cancer. It can also be consumed in the form of carrot juice.

5. Tomatoes: Lycopene, which is abundant in tomatoes, reduces the risk of cancer by preventing DNA damage. It is especially effective in lung, colon and breast cancers.

6. Green tea: The catechins in its content have an antioxidant effect. It is especially effective in reducing the risk of colon cancer. Drinking 2 cups of unsweetened green tea a day helps prevent the formation of small cell lung, pancreatic, esophageal and oral cancers.

7. Pineapple: The “bromelain” substance in pineapple prevents the development of tumor cells, especially in lung, intestinal, ovarian and skin cancers.

8. Pisces: It is rich in vitamins A, D, K and B group. It is also a good source of iodine, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc. Especially fish with high omega-3 content, such as salmon, are protective against cancer. It is recommended to be consumed twice a week.

9. Black Cumin: It is protective against lung, head and neck, colon, liver, leukemia, lymphoma, pancreatic, prostate and soft tissue cancers. It increases the number of cells that fight germs or tumors in the body.

10. Dried legumes: Lentils, chickpeas, beans and kidney beans are good sources of fiber. It is especially protective for bowel cancer. They fight substances that harm the body and help blood circulation. It can be consumed 2 times a week.

11. Paprika: It is one of the vegetables that contains the most vitamin C. Vitamin C, an antioxidant vitamin, prevents the growth of cancer cells and strengthens the immune system.

12. Onion: It contains plenty of vitamins A, B and C, phosphorus, iodine and sulfur. In particular, it reduces the risk of developing colon cancer. It cleans the intestines and liver with its natural antibiotic properties.

13. Nuts: It is a food rich in vitamin E. Inhibiting tumor growth and self-destruction of cancerous cells; that is, it initiates the apoptosis process. It plays an important role in colon, prostate and breast cancers. A maximum of 1 handful can be consumed each day.

14. Yogurt: Probiotic bacteria in yogurt have an important role in strengthening the body’s immune system. It is especially protective against colon, stomach, lung and breast cancers.

15. Broccoli: It provides many nutritional benefits such as fiber, vitamins A and C, folic acid and calcium. In addition, broccoli contains glucosinolate and ensures that harmful substances occurring in the body are neutralized and excreted from the kidneys. It is protective against cancer of the urinary tract, colon, lung, breast and uterus. It can be consumed raw or steamed in meals, salads.

It is possible to reduce the risk of cancer by 40%

From the Department of Nutrition and Diet at Memorial Ataşehir Hospital, Uz. dit. Sevil Urer Vefali,




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