Apr 17, 2024, 10:40 AM IST

8 Foods to Include in Your Diet to Prevent Cancer

Emily Horn

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1. Broccoli    

Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower and Brussels sprouts contain sulforaphane, a compound that has been shown to reduce tumor size in studies. 

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2. Berries  

Berries are rich in antioxidants, such as vitamin C and anthocyanins, which help prevent cellular damage that can lead to cancer. 

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3. Tomatoes  

Tomatoes are high in lycopene, an antioxidant linked to the prevention of prostate cancer. 

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4. Walnuts  

Walnuts contain phytosterols that may help block estrogen receptors in breast cells, potentially reducing the risk of breast cancer. 

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5. Garlic  

Studies suggest that garlic and its relatives (like onions and leeks) may have properties that help the body fend off cancer, particularly gastrointestinal cancers. 

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6. Spinach  

Spinach is loaded with lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that could help ward off cancer cells and protect against damage to the body’s tissues. 

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7. Turmeric  

This spice contains curcumin, which has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties and to potentially inhibit the growth of tumor cells. 

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8. Green Tea 

Green tea is high in catechins, which may slow down the growth of cancer cells and promote healthy cell survival. 

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