Cancer is an uncontrolled and abnormal division of body cells that destroy body tissues. It develops when the body normal control mechanism stops working.
Cancer risk can be reduced by consuming a healthy diet rich in nutrients derived from fruits, vegetables, and legumes. Colorful vegetables and fruits contain phytochemicals, which can reduce inflammation and guards by preventing the things, we eat, drink and breathe, becoming carcinogenic (cancer-causing). Phytochemicals can also help in preventing damage to D.N.A.
It has been found that drinking coffee may lower the risk of developing certain kinds of cancers like prostate, liver, mouth, throat, breast, uterus, etc.
There is sufficient evidence to suggest that green tea, that is rich in polyphenols may interfere in the division and multiplication of cancer cells.
Avoiding foods that may raise the risk of cancer.
Red meat:- Red meat contains Haem or heme protein that can damage the inner lining of the intestine. Eating a large quantity of meat that has been salted, smoked or cured can cause stomach and bowel cancer in the long run.
Alcohol:- U, S. National Institutes of Health says “The more you drink the higher your risk”. Drinking in moderation is the right approach. As per the recent study, it was found that one in every four alcohol-related deaths above the age of fifty is due to cancer.
Sugars:- A recent research has suggested that sugar can enhance tumor growth in cancer patients. Eating too many sugary drinks and sugary snacks may increase the risk of developing cancer.
Food from plastic containers:- Phthalates are chemicals that make plastic flexible and durable, but food that is kept in plastic containers, on being microwaved and consumed may disturb the hormonal balance of the body, thus increasing the risks of developing cancer.
Processed foods:- As per a study in France it was found that people who consumed more ultra-processed foods, including items like chips, candy, frozen foods, etc develop more cancer than people who consumed foods cooked from raw ingredients at home. Foods that are available in plastic packs or in microwaveable trays should be avoided.
Wishing all to be in a healthy state.
(For awareness purposes only).