Which Foods can Cause and Which can Prevent Cancer?

Refined Carbs and Sugar:

Processed foods that are low in nutrients and fiber but high in sugar can increase the risk of cancers.

Processed Meat:

Processed meat is declared a carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

Overcooked Food:

Overcooking food or cooking food at a high temperature can produce harmful compounds in food. Grilling, sauteing, barbequing, frying, and broiling can produce advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) and heterocyclic amines (HA) which can cause cancer.

Dairy:

High dairy consumption is another factor that contributes to promoting cancer.

Obesity:

Obesity is another factor that can increase the risk of various types of cancers.

  • Increased chronic inflammation can divide cells faster due to the higher amount of inflammatory cytokines.
  • Estrogen levels also get increase due to fat cells and contribute to causing ovarian and breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

Foods With Cancer-Fighting Properties:

There is not a single food that can prevent cancer completely but certain foods can prevent cancer by destroying cancer cells naturally.

Anti-angiogenesis:

Anti-angiogenesis is the process in which blood vessels feed cancer cells. Here we will discuss some foods that are capable of preventing this process.

Vegetables:

Many vegetables contain cancer-fighting properties as they contain phytochemicals.

Bone Broth:

Bone broth contains many essential nutrients for the body. providing a good amount of nutrients and minerals to the body can make the body prevent many diseases including cancer and cardiac arrest.

Fruits:

Fruits contain phytochemicals similar to vegetables. They also contain antioxidants. Antioxidants and phytochemicals, both can prevent cancer.

  • Spices
  • Legumes and Beans
  • Nuts
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Fish
  • Dairy

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Anna Smith

Anna Smith

My name is Anna. Friends call me Annie. I’m a writer by profession and foodie for love. I will share my thoughts on foods their benefits and side effects.