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Top 10 Cancer-fighting Foods by Hopepeters(m): 6:49pm On Dec 08, 2019
1. Garlic:

Garlic is one of the most powerful anti-cancer fighting foods, it has immune-enhancing alliums compounds that appear to increase the activity of immune cells that fight cancer and indirectly help break down cancer-causing substances. These substances also help block carcinogens from entering cells and slow tumor development, Study shows that people who consume raw or cooked garlic regularly face about half the risk of stomach cancer and colorectal cancer.

2. Mushrooms:

Mushrooms are one of the most powerful functional foods for preventing and treating cancer. Shiitake mushrooms are believed to be effective in fighting the development and progression of cancer by boosting the body’s immune system, besides shiitake other varieties of mushrooms that boost anti-cancer benefits include; Maitake, Reishi and phellinus Linteus. These mushrooms contain polysaccharides, especially Lentinan, powerful compounds that help in building immunity; they are a source of beta-glucan. They also have a protein called lectin which attacks cancerous cells and prevents them from spreading. They also contain Thioprolin, these mushrooms can stimulate the production of interferon in the body.

3. Broccoli:

Broccoli contains a chemical component called infole-3-carbinol that can fight breast cancer by converting a cancer-promoting estrogen into a more protective variety, it also has the phytochemical sulforaphane that is believed to aid in preventing some type of cancer like colon and rectal cancer.

4. Grapes:

Grapes are rich in polyphenolic phytochemical compound resveratrol which inhibits the enzymes that can stimulate cancer-cell growth and suppress the immune response. They also contain ellagic acid a compound that blocks enzymes that are necessary for cancer cells; this appears to help slow the growth of tumors.

5. Green Tea:

Green tea contains certain antioxidants known as polyphenols which appear to prevent cancer cells from dividing. Reports have it that these polyphenols that are abundant in green tea may protect against various types of cancer. Dry green tea leaves which are about 40% polyphenols by weight may also reduce the risk of cancer of the stomach, lung, colon, rectum, liver, and pancreas.

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