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Cancer and Foods – 8 Types of Cancer Fighting Foods


Cancer has been a major threat to our health since the 20th century. Many researches have been conducted to find out the reason and cure for cancer. Now we know that cancer is caused by the abnormal and uncontrollable growth of cell in our bodies. How to prevent cancer will be a major concern for all. We know that unhealthy life style will cause cancer. One of the major contributors will be the food we eat. So now we introduce you top ten of foods that fight cancer.

1. Asparagus

As we know that cancer is caused by abnormal growth of cell, asparagus contain the protein that helps to control the growth. Vitamin B, nucleic acid, selenium and enzyme are the important elements in balancing the growth of cancer call and prevent any spreading of cancer cell.

2. Tomato

Tomato contains high level of carotene and vitamin C which can help to prevent cancer effectively. carotene will only be absorbed by human body after heat process with oil. Therefore, only cooked tomato such as tomato paste or baked tomato can provide us with high level of carotene.

3. Carrot

Same as tomato, carrot also contain high level of carotene. Besides that, it also contains ribonucleic acid which is able to interfere with the growth of cancer cell and break it down. Vitamin A and C in it will helps to prevent growth of cancer. The chemical compound, which is believed as the culprit for cancer, can be break down by enzyme in carrots.

4. Banana

In a recent research, the immune competency among various types of fruits is compared. It is found that banana shows the best result. Banana also contains an anticancer substance which can improve our immunity and increase the white blood cell count. Through the research, it is also found that the anticancer substance level is higher when the banana is ripe.

5. Citrus

Many of us think that beta carotene contains only in carrots, but in fact orange contain 15 times more than carrots. The sweeter the fruits are, the higher the carotene content.

6. Fig

Fig contain of high level of fiber and vitamins. In fact, it functions as a cleanser in our stomach, absorb all the harmful substances and discharge it. Besides, it will promote the growth of in stomach and the enzyme content will be able to promote the digestion of protein.

7. Kiwi Fruit

The content of vitamin C in Kiwi fruits is 30 times higher than apple and 60 times more than grapes. It also contains enzyme which makes it a very effective “fighter” towards cancer.

8. Almond

Almond contain of vitamin B 17. Vitamin B 17 is known as the “killer” for cancer cell.

Now you know the type of food that helps us to fight cancer, maybe you can include it into your daily meal. As the old saying, “prevention is better than cure”, let’s take more precaution rather than regret later.

Source by Joanne T

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