5 Foods That Will Help You Stop Making Cancer Cells
Updated: Oct 14
There is no single food that can completely prevent cancer by itself. However, an overall healthy diet that includes foods that exhibit cancer-fighting properties such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans and other plant foods can help lower risk of developing cancer.
We at SOL have put together a selection of foods that contain naturally occurring compounds that have potent anticancer properties consisting of phytochemicals and antioxidant that may help reduce your cancer risk.
Broccoli & cruciferous vegetables
At some point in our younger years, we have all had our mother’s try to make us finish up our broccoli or other green vegetables before we were allowed to leave the dinner table. Well, it turns out that she was right all along (what else is new?). Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, and kale, contain beneficial nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese. Studies have shown that cruciferous vegetables contain sulforaphane, which could obstruct the development and progression of cancer. Broccoli and cruciferous vegetables are most protective against cancers of the prostate, lung, colon, breast, bladder, liver, neck, head, mouth, esophagus, and stomach.
Garlic & allium vegetables
It’s no surprise that many of us don’t eat garlic. Garlic breath is an embarrassing thing to have when you’re out in public. Whoever would’ve thought that the same sulfur compounds causing that odor may also stop cancer-causing substances from forming in your body, speed DNA repair, and kill cancer cells. This goes for other allium vegetables as well such as onions. Research showed that garlic and onions impede the development of nitrosamines, powerful carcinogens that focus on several sites in the body, usually the colon, liv