These Foods Are The Best Fighters Against Cancer

For many people the thought of cancer is so terrifying that they would skip this article only because they do not want to invoke the devil. Cancer takes millions of lives every year and can happen to you in any age in life and it often affects people who live completely healthy lives.

But regardless, the fact is that having information on the prevention is the best thing you can do so you do not have the same fate as the others.

About 33% of all cancers can be prevented through lifestyle. This refers primarily to healthy eating and physical activity.

Recommendations for cancer prevention:

• Eat 5 meals of fresh fruit daily (a meal has about 100 grams)
• Reduce salt intake (max 6 grams daily)
• Reduce your intake of red meat (associated with colon cancer) max 500 grams a week
• Fiber intake from a variety of foods such as cereals, fruits and vegetables
• Increase physical activity
• Reduce the consumption of alcohol (one drink a day for women, two for men)
• Do not sunbathe a lot and be sure to apply sunscreen when you are on the beach
• Keep a normal body weight (obesity is associated with increased risk of cancer of the esophagus, pancreas, and kidney)
• Do not smoke cigarettes
• Eat more plant foods instead of animal
• Breastfeed because breastfeeding has many benefits for the mother and the child
Which foods are the best fighters against cancer?
• Fruits and non-starch vegetables – against cancer of the lungs, mouth, larynx, esophagus and stomach
• Carotenoids – against cancer of the lungs, mouth, larynx and esophagus
• Tomato – against prostate cancer
• White and red onions – against cancer of the stomach, colon, rectum
• Folic acid – against pancreatic cancer
• Fibers – against cancer of the colon and the rectum
• Milk and calcium – cancer of the colon and the rectum
• Vitamin C – against cancer of the esophagus.

You can even enter the vitamins and minerals through supplements, but despite the supplements the reason why natural food is always recommended is because the fruits and vegetables contain hundreds of other phytonutrients beside vitamins which are not found in multivitamin tablets.
Some of these substances are: flavonoids (from citrus, berries fruits, wine and dark chocolate), various pigments with antioxidant activity (from grapes, eggplant, radishes and red cabbage), quercetin (from apples, onions, tea and wine) carotenoids (from carrots, melons and apricots), lycopene (from tomatoes), lutein for the eyes (from spinach and kale)…

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