Health : 3 Foods that can help you fight Cancer

Cancer is a very deadly disease; there are over 200 different types of cancer : eg – Breast cancer, stomach cancer, testicular cancer to name a few.

They all require different forms of treatment but one of the most known form of treatment for cancer is chemotherapy. And believe me when i say it is not a pleasant feeling to go through chemotherapy.

In 2008 alone, 7.6 million people died of cancer – 13% of all deaths worldwide. So it is nice to know that nutritionists have come up with a list of three foods that can help fight cancer.  More than 30% of cancer could be prevented, mainly by staying away tobacco, having a healthy diet, being physically active and preventing infections that may cause cancer.

Kale

Kale

Kale

Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables around, It is  a type of cabbage that is high in Vitamin K, A and C.   Researchers believe that the antioxidants found in foods like kale prevent cancer by stopping free radicals—unstable molecules in your body—from damaging cells. For a preventative boost, start your morning with a green smoothie: Mix 1 cup kale, 1/2 frozen banana, 1/4 cup blueberries, 1 tablespoon flax seed, and 1 cup unsweetened almond milk.

 

 

 

Turmeric

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tumeric

Very similar to ginger, This popular Indian spice has one of the highest antioxidant ratings of any food on the market. It has been used as a from of herbal medicine in ancient china and India. It is high in Manganese, Vitamin B6 and Iron. Best known as one of the ingredients used to make curry, it has a warm bitter flavour so you can spice up your dinner by adding it to roasted potatoes or cauliflower.

 

 

 

 

Flax and Chia Seeds

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These are very good source of Omega-3 fatty acids. According to a 2010 study in The Journal of Nutrition, Omega-3s may reduce cancer-causing inflammation and signal cancer cells to self-destruct.

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