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Green tea ingredient shows promise against oral cancer

      A compound found in green tea may trigger a process that kills oral cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone, finds a promising study. According to food scientists from Pennsylvania State University, the research could lead to treatments for oral cancer as well as other types of cancer... read..
Tobacco biggest cause of cancer

   Tobacco is the single most important factor which causes cancer, but the disease can be prevented by taking simple steps like eating a healthy diet, managing obesity and proper exposure to the sun, say experts... read..

Foods that help to prevent cancer

Fat or  Oil - Limit your diet to unsaturated fats, such as those found in Vegetable oils like olive, peanut and canola oil that are high in monounsaturated fats.

Cruciferous vegetables & fruits - Five servings of fruits and vegetables particularly dark green and dark yellow vegetables like spinach, broccoli,  beans, carrots and other vegetables like cabbage, soybeans, cauliflower, brinjal, onions (red), peppers, garlic, sweet potatoes, tomatoes etc. and fruits like grapefruit, grapes, lemons, mangoes, oranges and papayas are beneficial for preventing cancer.

Seafood - Seafood, such as salmon and tuna, that is high in omega 3 fatty acids can be of great benefit.

Fibre - Increase your fibre intake to at least 25grams a day. Fiber moves potential carcinogens through the intestines faster, decreasing the contact time between carcinogens and the intestinal wall. High fiber food include wheat bran, kidney beans, beans, potatoes, whole wheat, whole grains, legumes, whole grain bread - brown bread, prunes etc.

Vitamin A&D - Daily intake of 1000 to 2000 milligrams of vitamin C may have anticancer benefits. Main sources of vitamin c are citrus fruits and fresh vegetables. Vitamin D suppresses the formation of new blood vessels that promote the growth of tumors.  It is of great benefit for the cancers of the breast, prostate and colon.The dietary sources are fish, oil, egg yolks and dairy products. 10-15 minutes a day of exposure to sunshine also is an essential source of vitamin D.

Green tea - Green tea has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells, possibly because of a phytochemical it contains called catechins.1 to 2 cups a day

Anti Oxidants -  Eat a diet high in antioxidants. Fruits and vegetables are the main sources of these naturally occurring antioxidants. Antioxidants prevent free radicals reactions and faulty metabolism in the cell which makes the cell becoming carcinogenic.   

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