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4 Anti cancer foods that prevent the risk of cancer

Updated: Aug 28, 2021

We live in a modern world where the food we eat is the main cause of ailments we suffer, where our ancestors lived healthily to full life span but we tend to live only half of it. We can't change our lifestyle but we can make it healthy by adding healthy foods to our diet. There are plenty of healthy foods native to each region we live in, but we eat only for taste forgetting the importance of healthy food. So here are few healthy ingredients to add to our diet

1. Garlic:


Garlic is packed with phytochemicals, antioxidants and flavonoids which aids in lowering the risk of cancer. Garlic is included in many foods, not only does garlic adds flavour to the foods but also incorporates immunity to fight germs, keeping us healthy from inside. Garlic can fight infections, boosts immunity, restores, slow down and prevent carcinogenic substances, cancer cells growth building in the body. Garlic can prevent a range of cancers depending upon the amount of garlic consumed. But an excessive amount of garlic intake is considered harmful. The medicinal properties of garlic inhibit the growth of cancer cells by decelerating the multiplication of cancer cells. Chemical compounds in garlic destroy the virus and keep critical diseases at bay.


2. Flax seeds:


Flax seeds are one of the healthy food which contains the richest source of omega 3 fatty acids, lignans, antioxidants and fibers which plays a vital role in reducing the risk of cancer. Flax seeds drink alone can constitute a healthy breakfast. Flax seeds boost digestive health, where flax seeds act as lubrication, which in terms prevents colon cancer and it also helps to prevent many ailments. Flax seeds should not be consumed raw if you want the whole nutrients, roasted flax seeds should be grounded or water boiled with flax seeds can be consumed for breakfast. A teaspoon of flax seeds grounded a day can fulfill the nutrition your body needs.


3. Capsicum/ Bell pepper:


All colors of capsicum/ Bell peppers have health benefits but the red color of bell pepper is said to have higher antioxidants, which helps to protect against diseases and different types of cancers. The bell pepper of all colors contains numerous vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and sulfur which makes the bell pepper anti-cancer food. The bell pepper is not spicy like chilies and pepper but it is a healthy ingredient when it comes to preventing ourselves against diseases and bell peppers are high in vitamin c which can cure iron deficiency


4. Guava leaves:

Guava leaves
Guava leaves

Guava can cure numerous ailments and helps to boost immunity and so does its leaves. Guava leaves alone are filled with vitamins, iron, and a powerful antioxidant called Lycopene, which helps to prevent and stop the risk of cancer by inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. Guava leaves can be consumed in the form of tea by boiling few leaves in water. The best time to consume them is an empty stomach. Guava leaves can also support better sleep and healthy sugar levels

Healthy foods are the best medication for any ailments. So eating right can keep our body and mind healthy leading to an active lifestyle, helping us to live our lives to the fullest.

Have a wonderful healthy day.

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