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.


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


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


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 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.