Health

7 Foods That Can Help Prevent Cancer

Pomegranate

The pomegranate contains elements that inhibit the movement of cancer cells and reduced metastasis, preventing the spread of cancer, according to a recent study at the University of California.

Coffee

Drinking coffee and even applying it directly to the skin is an effective way in preventing skin cancer. Caffeine inhibits a protein called ATR, that if it’s neutralized leads to destruction of cells damaged by ultraviolet rays after excessive exposure to the sun.

Plums and peaches

Recent research has revealed that plum and peach extracts help destroying even the most aggressive breast cancer cells, without damaging any healthy cells.

Nuts

Scientists at the School of Medicine at Marshall University in the United States showed that taking a handful of nuts a day reduces the risk of breast cancer because of its high content of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and phytosterols.

Broccoli

The key is its high content of isothiocyanates. This substance is also present in cabbage and cauliflower and removes defective p53 gene protein that causes abnormal growth of cells.

Oregano

According to research conducted by Long Island University (USA), one of the components of oregano – carvacrol, induces apoptosis or controlled cell death in prostate tumor cells. This super-food also has anti-inflammatory properties and acts as an antibiotic.

 

Wine

According to a recent study, men who drink about four glasses red wine a week reduce their risk of getting prostate cancer by 50%. This effect is due to the antioxidant resveratrol, which reduces levels of male hormones, such as testosterone, that stimulate tumor growth.

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