A healthy and balanced diet can be the “key” to prevent several cancers, as half of the types of this disease can be prevented with the right nutrition.¬†Experts recommend foods that are rich in antioxidants, which destroy free radicals and protect the body from cancer, while they can generally help creating an overall shield. Here are 10 foods that protect from cancer:



The omega-3 fatty acids that fish contain along with other ingredients, have antiproliferative, antiangiogenic and anti-inflammatory action and also have several anticancer properties


The oleic acid content of the avocado is extremely effective in the destructing breast cancer cells


The 20% of the daily recommended intake of fiber and folic acid is found in pulses which reduce the development of colon tumors

Foods that protect from cancer


Cauliflower acts as a shield to colon cancer and also has several anticancer properties


The pomegranate is considered by experts as the most powerful fruit against cancer, as it is rich in antioxidants. Recent studies show that pomegranate extracts inhibit the growth of cancer cells in the breast, prostate, intestine and lungs


The strong antioxidant content of coffee is beneficial in fighting cancer as well, according to research people who regularly consumed coffee were 21% less likely to develop prostate cancer and 3% less likely to develop overall cancer than others

Olive oil:

Olive oil is an important ally for health and especially the virgin olive oil has been proved to significantly reduce the development of breast cancer


Garlic disables the action of free radicals and modifies the action of enzymes. Studies show that people who consume large quantities of garlic are less likely to develop cancer

Green Tea:

Rich in catechins green tea slows or prevents the expansion of cancer cells and protects against several forms of the damned disease


Spinach contains neoxanthin which seems to contribute to the self-destruction of prostate cancer cells and inhibition of the production and also contains a large amount of kaempferol which reduces by 40% the likelihood of ovarian cancer and colon cancer


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