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Everyone always says by reducing stress, doing enough exercise, or even avoiding certain foods you can reduce your risk of disease. But did you know that eating certain foods can actually help reduce your risk of cancer?

Here are 5 foods that could help your body fight the risk of cancer!

 

1. Blueberries

Blueberries are high in antioxidants. Antioxidants are substances that inhibit oxidation, which could potentially damage your body. They also neutralize free radicals – unstable compounds that lead to disease and could damage cells.  Eating just a handful a few times a week could boost your bodies immune system!

 

2. Apples

Apples are not only delicious, but also a great way to fight cancer cells. The natural fiber ferments in the colon, which produces chemicals that help prevent cancer cells from forming. Apples are an easy snack to keep on the go. Just remember, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”.

 

3. Avocados

Avocados are the hype right now. People are putting them on toast, salads, sandwiches, and more. Avocados have healthy monounsaturated fats that help your body absorb antioxidants that come from other fruits and vegetables. For more information on the healthy benefits of avocados, visit positivehealthwellness.com. 

 

4. Broccoli

Broccoli contains antioxidant glutathione, which has high free radical-scavenging abilities. Sulforaphanes and Indoles are two antioxidants that have stimulators of detoxifying enzymes that protect the structure of DNA. These antioxidants plus the phytochemical, isothiocyanates, help in the fight against cancer.

 

5. Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice used in several different ethnic dishes. It has been used for centuries as a medicinal herb. It contains an active ingredient called curcumin, which aids in inflammation reduction. It has been shown to reduce the size of tumors and fight breast and colon cancer. For the best absorption, add black pepper into the dish.

 

by Nidhi Pradhan

Want to know more about your family’s nutrition needs and how to meet them? Check out the Family Nutrition Workbook:

Family Nutrition Workbook