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Foods to Prevent Cancer

What are some highly recommended foods to prevent cancer? Below is a summary of five groups of foods that you should eat more of to reduce your chance of developing cancer in the decades to come.

Scientific evidence strongly point to foods and lifestyle choices as the main cause of most types of cancer.

A very large studies of twins done in Sweden showed that genetics did not play a significant role in explaining cancer risks. Recall that twins have almost identical genetic makeup. (Indeed, identical twins have identical genes.)

There are also natural remedies for cancer prevention that can be help in your battle against cancer.

Foods to Prevent Cancer

Food Types What experts say about these foods to prevent cancer
#1Fiber Whole grains foods contain significant amount of soluble and insoluble fiber that can protect againsts various types of cancer.

Extensive and very large population studies show that a diet high in fiber cuts down the risk of getting stomach, colon, breast, mouth, liver, throat, pancreas, lymph and thyroid cancer.

Eat brown rice instead of white rice. Choose 100% whole grain crackers and bread. Avoid refined or enriched white flour products.

Dose: Aim to get 20 to 30 grams of fiber from your diet daily.
#2Fruits and Vegetables Experts all agree that eating fruits and vegetables will reduce cancer risks. Mom knows but she didn't have any scientific evidence to back up her claim.

Today, we have many well-designed and very large population research studies to show this fact.

Dose: No data is available for the amount to eat, but eat as much as you practically can. Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables and several portions of each every day.

Consider juicing if you hate to eat vegetable.
#3Tomatoes Tomatoes is rich in an antioxidant called lycopene. Studies done in lab and animals show that lycopene can stop the spread and growth of cancer cells.

Higher blood levels of lycopene in humans are shown to reduce the risk of prostate, stomach and lungs.

There's also some studies to suggest that it can help prevent breast, colon, pancreas and throat cancer.
#4Cruciferous Vegetables This group of vegetables include Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower.

Population studies show that higher dietary intake of this group of vegetables resulted in lower risk of developing bladder cancer.

What do they contain that gives them the anti-cancer protective effect? There are several but the three main ones are calcium D-glucarate, indole-3-carbinol and sulforaphane.

#5Fish Studies done show that people who eat more fish than the average population seem to have a lower risk of getting prostate, breast, lung, colon, pancreas, stomach, mouth and throat cancer.

Fish and fish oil are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. More and more evidence is coming out (including this recent one) that points to the anti-cancer effect of omega-3 fatty acids.

Other Tips on Cancer Prevention

Did you know that a poorly working or suppressed immune system could put you at risk of getting cancer and other health problems?

Discover natural remedies for cancer that can be used to cut your risk of cancer down. As well, find out what foods to avoid and lifestyle changes that can dramatically cut your risk of cancer down further.
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