Garlic, Brazil nuts and broccoli can strengthen the body’s defenses against cancer, according to MedikForum.ru on Tuesday, September 1.
For example, consuming garlic reduces the likelihood of stomach cancer by 15%, as it stimulates the natural defenses of the immune system.
Brazil nuts reduce the risk of colorectal (intestinal) cancer and prostate cancer due to their high selenium content, which destroys damaged cells that can mutate into tumor cells. Thanks to the nut, the risk of prostate cancer can be reduced by 63%, and bowel cancer by 58%. To do this, you need to eat two nuts every day.
Due to the content of the I3C molecule, which suppresses the WWP1 gene, which is characteristic of many types of tumors, broccoli is one of the best fighters against cancer. The plant also contains the substance sulforaphane, which inhibits the development of intestinal and prostate tumor cells.
The development of colorectal cancer can also be prevented by including in the diet apples, which contain the “killer” of cancer cells – the substance procyanidin. You can reduce your chances of getting ovarian cancer by 32% by drinking two cups of tea daily, which contains flavonoids and antioxidants.
Eating oily fish is also beneficial for the prevention of cancer: four servings per week can reduce the likelihood of leukemia, myeloma and lymphoma by 30%, and the inclusion of citrus fruits in your diet can reduce the risk of cancer of the larynx, stomach and oral cavity.
On August 21, it was reported that drinking at least two cups of coffee a day significantly reduced the risk of liver cancer.