Foods That Lower The Risk Of Cancerby Akash Sharma Akash Sharma
The food we eat creates a considerable difference in our health. To a great extent they determine the kind of diseases we will attract and the kind of diseases we will fight off easily. While Junk food increases the risk of chronic diseases like diabetes, obesity, and heart diseases for our body, green and healthy food helps in protecting our body from these life-threatening diseases. Out of all diseases, the development of one disease gets heavily influenced by the kind of food we eat and our diet. That disease is Cancer.
There are studies which suggest that consumption of certain kind of foods shares association with a lowered risk of cancer. These foods contain several beneficial compounds that help in reducing the growth of cancer. Here is a list of food which helps in reducing the risk of cancer -
•Broccoli - Broccoli has sulforaphane in it. Sulforaphane is a plant compound that is basically found in cruciferous vegetables. The compound has potent anticancer properties. Several types of research are conducted on sulforaphane out of which one test-tube study gave promising results and showed that this compound helps in reducing the number and size of breast cancer cells by 75%. Studies also suggest that a higher intake of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli is associated with reduced risk of colon and colorectal cancer. Try including broccoli in your meals every week as the vegetable has cancer-fighting benefits and is good for health in general.
•Cinnamon - the health benefits of cinnamon are various, it helps in reducing blood sugar level and also eases inflammation. Adding on to these benefits, few animal studies and test-tube studies have shown that cinnamon may aid the blockage of the spread of cancer cells. A test-tube study discovered that the cinnamon extract has the potential to reduce the spread of cancer cells and can also induce the death of these cancer cells. As exhibited by one test-tube study, cinnamon essential oil suppresses the development of cancer cells in the head and neck and also reduces the size of the tumor to a significant level. Another animal study revealed that cinnamon extract causes the death of tumor cells and reduces the growth and spread of tumors. Every day try adding 2-4 grams of cinnamon to your diet. Besides its cancer prevention abilities, cinnamon also carries several other health benefits.
•Olive Oil - olive oil is well known for its health benefits. The oil is also included in the Mediterranean diet as one of the staples. Several studies also suggest that increasing the intake of olive oil can help to protect the body against cancer.
While the prevention is better than cure if you witness any symptoms of cancer in your body consult reputed doctors like Dr. Sidharth Sahni. Sidharth Sahni is a celebrated surgical oncologist at Apollo Hospital Delhi.
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