Foods That Can Help To Fight Against Cancer

What you eat is what your cancer eats, so by including sensible items in your diet, you can actively help your body fight a cancer.

Foods can help to either prevent a cancer from happening or they can help to actually reduce a cancer by helping to kill cancerous cells or they can help by limiting the spread of the cancer. Include these items in the diet for their cancer fighting properties:

Cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage contain indole-3-carbitol which is known to have anti cancer properties. These vegetables also contain certain antioxidants, which help to fight against cancer.

Leafy green vegetables are known to reduce the risk of stomach cancers. Sprouts are also known to help in preventing cancers of the digestive tract such as rectal and colon cancer since they contain phytochemical sulforaphane.

Grapes contain bioflavonoids (powerful antioxidants) and resveratrol, particularly red or purple grapes, which can help to inhibit the growth of cancerous cells.

Raspberries also contain a number of nutrients and antioxidants that help to quell cancer cells.

Carrots, seaweed and other sea vegetables are rich in beta carotene, a known cancer fighter and their consumption can help with a number of different cancers such as prostate, breast, lung, mouth, throat, stomach, intestine and bladder.

Tea contains polyphenols that are known to help to battle cancer.