Top 15 Foods That Prevent Cancer-Must Know


The lycopene present in tomato fresh and its derivatives has demonstrated their ability to inhibit cell proliferation, which has an anti-carcinogenic and anti-atherogenic effect intervening in intercellular communication and modulation immune mechanisms.


According to a recent study carried out at the University of California, the pomegranate contains elements that inhibit the movement of cancer cells and reduce metastasis, preventing the spread of cancer.


According to a study by Rutgers University (USA), drinking coffee and even applying it directly to the skin effectively prevents skin cancer since caffeine inhibits a protein called ATR that, when neutralized, leads to the destruction of cells damaged by ultraviolet rays after excessive sun exposure.


Like eggs, milk has anti-cancer properties due to its high content of vitamin D. Also; it has recently been discovered that breast milk, in addition to strengthening the baby's immune system, prevents aggressive infant tumors thanks to two of the proteins that contain (TRAIL and “Hamlet”).

Plums and peaches

The latest research has revealed that plum and peach extracts help destroy breast cancer cells, even the most aggressive ones, without harming healthy cells, opening the door to new chemotherapy treatments without side effects.


Scientists from the Marshall University School of Medicine in the United States demonstrated that eating a handful of walnuts a day reduces breast cancer risk due to its high content of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and phytosterols.


The key is its high content of isothiocyanates. This substance, also present in cabbage and cauliflower, eliminates the defective p53 gene's protein that causes abnormal cell growth.


Lycopene, present in fresh tomato and its derivatives, has demonstrated its ability to inhibit cell proliferation while having an anti-carcinogenic and anti-atherogenic effect by intervening in intercellular communication and modulating immunological mechanisms.

Green Tea

Due to its high content of polyphenols and antioxidants,  green tea (and black tea) is a powerful anti-cancer drink. It prevents cancer cells from dividing and multiplying, making it a great ally to help fight this disease.


Take apples to avoid cancer. According to a study carried out by researchers at the Mario Negri Institute in Milan (Italy), and published in the Annals of Oncology, regular consumption of apples significantly reduces the risk of various types of cancer esophageal, ovarian, and colorectal or prostate. Also, the phytochemicals in this fruit prevent breast cancer.


Dairy foods have their pros and cons; Although they are a good source of calcium, they can also be high in fat. When it comes to the effects of dairy products that put us at higher risk for breast cancer, a new study finds it to be conflicting. Thus, while cheese (not all types of cheese, but cheddar or similar) can increase breast cancer risk, yogurt can reduce it.


The onions contain flavonoids, responsible for protecting the cells. This bulbous plant of the genus Allium is a great ally against cancer thanks to its organic compounds rich in sulfur. Prevents and inhibits the development of cancer.


This orange-colored spice often used in Indian cuisine has anti-inflammatory properties. The curcumin has a polyphenol called curcumin that destroys cancer cells and blocks an activity associated with gastrointestinal cancer protein.


Garlic is another food that prevents and fights cancer due to its high content of antioxidants such as lysine and quercetin, which also is used to prevent colds. We can take it raw, cooking it as a condiment in our meals or rooms or even in salads and pasta. The benefit is the same.


Blueberries provide antioxidants and flavonoids responsible for cleaning all the radicals in the body, responsible for damaging cells.

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