Cancer is one of the most dangerous disease it remains to be the second leading cause of death globally. Health experts says that 30-50% of cancers can be prevented as around one-third of deaths from cancer occur due to the five leading behavioural and dietary risks: high body mass index, low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of physical activity, tobacco use, and alcohol consumption.
Best foods that lower the risk of cancer
An apple a day keeps a doctor. It contain polyphenols: plant-based compounds that may prevent inflammation, cardiovascular disease, and infections. Polyphenols also possess anticancer and tumour-fighting properties.
Berries contains vitamins, minerals, and dietary fibres besides possessing antioxidant. Anthocyanin, a compound in blackberries, lowers biomarkers for colon cancer.
Beta-carotene component that gives carrots their orange colour, has links reduces the risk of breast, stomach and prostate cancers.
Substance called pedunculagin in Walnuts, which the body metabolizes into urolithins: compounds that bind to estrogen receptors and may play a role in preventing breast cancer.