Add some of these healthy foods to your diet to help prevent cancer and keep other diseases at bay.
Add garlic to everything you eat
Garlic contains sulfur compounds that may stimulate the immune system’s natural defences against cancer and may have the potential to reduce tumour growth, explains nutritionist Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD, in Stealth Health: How to Sneak Nutrition Painlessly into Your Diet. It’s not just garlic either. Garlic, onions, leeks, chives, spring onions and shallots are allium vegetables and the latest research shows that this family may reduce the risk for colorectal cancer. Specifically, adults who consumed the most allium vegetables had a 79 per cent lower the risk of developing colorectal cancer than those who consumed the least.
Eat your fill of broccoli
Broccoli is one you should eat frequently. Research has long suggested that sulforaphane – a compound present in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables – may help to prevent cancer or slow its progression, and research out of Oregon State University suggests that sulforaphane protects against cancer by reducing the expression of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) in prostate cancer cells, which in turn, disrupted the cells’ ability to form colonies and spread.