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A checklist of superfoods to keep you cancer-free

In most challenging situations, we tend to look to the skies for miracles when they’re very likely to be right under our noses. That’s right, we’re talking about miracle foods that help prevent cancer naturally. Believe it or not, they’re actually recommended to cancer patients as superfoods. The cancer fighting properties that these foods contain help deal with complications and side effects of cancer, and even keep the disease at bay. Here are some foods you should include in your diet to keep the Big C away!

1. Vampiric garlic

We know bad breath is a huge turn off. But check this. Allicin, the active ingredient in garlic fights cancer and has cancer preventing properties. It helps prevent colorectal cancer, stomach and prostate cancer. Allicin is also the secret ingredient of allium veggies like onions, leek, chives which help prevent cancer naturally. Simply consume 2-5 grams of fresh garlic every day and you’ll be able to ward off more than just blood-thirsty vampires.

 

2. Livin’ la vida olive oil

Don’t know which oil to use for your cooking? Easy. Make it a point to pick olive oil over others, especially for salads and grills. Olive oil is known to prevent cancer naturally and also reduces the risk of developing cancer in your digestive tract, colorectum and breasts. Drizzle some of it on your veggies and meat before putting them on the grill, and you’d even do Ricky Martin proud.

 

3. Berry Good

All your berries are rich in antioxidants which fight against cancer-causing free radicals. The plant pigment in raspberries called anthocyanins on the other hand has antioxidant properties which help prevent cancer. Hence berries reduce the risk of oral, oesophageal and colorectal cancer. Including some berries in your breakfast cereals or whip up a kickass

 

4. Flashing your flaxseeds

Along with the added crunch, flaxseeds are rich in fibre and unsaturated fats. The cancer fighting properties of flaxseeds kill cancer cells and restrict cancer growth in the breasts, colorectum, and prostate gland. Add these seeds to your smoothie or make a Buddha bowl for breakfast, and you’ll have nothing to be ashamed of.

  

5. Say it isn't Soy

A plant-based superfood soy is rich in unsaturated fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Isoflavone, an antioxidant which is present in tofu, soy milk, soya chunks and soya nuts, helps control your bad cholesterol and keeps conditions like obesity and heart-related illnesses at bay. Soy is also known to help prevent breast cancer naturally.

Now that you’ve got the right mix of superfoods in your diet, go right ahead and continue the good fight. Remember to pair these ideas with your regular workout plan, and by eating them at the right time, you’d be able to produce results beyond your wildest imagination. See, miracles are a lot closer than you think, no?