7 Foods for Cancer Prevention

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1. Berries

Sweet, tart, colorful and cancer-fighting? Berries’ anti-cancer properties have been very well document. Countless of studies and clinical research confirm that berries are chock-full of antioxidants that protect the body from free radicals and cell damage. Exposure to free radicals is linked to the increased likelihood of developing cancer later in life.

These summertime treats are also rich sources of vitamin C. Vitamin C not only strengthens the immune system, it also helps prevent cancer and inhibit cancerous tumor growth! Perhaps blueberries are the berries with the highest concentrations of antioxidants and vitamin C.

In a study conducted by scientists from the New England Research Institute, men who spike their diet with vitamin C-rich foods, as opposed to supplements, saw a 50% decrease in the likelihood to develop premalignant oral lesions than men with the lowest intake were.

Experts from the Rutgers University extensively researched blueberries’ cancer-fighting compound. According to tests, rats with colon cancer were fed with a blueberry-based diet for several weeks. Results show that there were 57% fewer precancerous lesions after 8 weeks of feeding the rats with blueberry-rich diet.

To load up your everyday diet with berries, we recommend adding about a cup and a half of blueberries over your cereals. You can further boost the vitamin C content of your diet by drinking 8 ounces of juice and half a grapefruit! Avoid GMO produced fruits and vegetable because this will defeat the purpose of eradicating cancer-causing compounds in the body.