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Superfoods to Fight Cancer

It is widely believed that superfoods like blueberries and broccoli help to fight against cancer by defending against oxygen molecules called free radicals. It is proved that superfoods boost health and fight cancer by mopping up oxygen molecules called free radicals. Free radicals not only keep diseased cells under control, but they are also pivotal in making many cancer drugs as well as radiotherapy effective.

1. Broccoli

Tests show cancer-fighting potential through its high sulforaphane levels. Rich in vitamin C, fibre, and vitamin K which helps strengthen bones and aids blood clotting.

2. Blueberries

High in vitamin c and cancer-fighting antioxidants that also cut the risk of heart diseases.

3. Sweet Potatoes

High in vitamin A which keeps skin, eyes, and immune system healthy.

4. Goji Berries

These raisin-like fruits contain more vitamin C than oranges, more vitamin A than carrots.

5. Kiwi Fruit

High level of polyphenols, high antioxidant activity, and rich in vitamin C.

6. Green Tea

Mops up free radicals blamed for cancer, blood clots, and hardening of the arteries. May fight obesity and lower bad cholesterol.

Fighting cancer by the plateful

No single food can prevent cancer, but the right combination of foods may help make a difference. At mealtimes, strike a balance of at least two-thirds of plant-based foods and no more than one-third animal protein. This new  “American plate’’ is an important cancer-fighting tool, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research. Eat a variety of vegetables especially dark green, red and orange vegetables.