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20 superfoods that can help prevent cancer

Cancer can take a toll on an individual mentally, physically and emotionally. And it's not the patient alone who suffers. The family goes through a lot too. Include these 20 superfoods in your diet to keep cancer at bay.

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Cancer can take a toll on an individual mentally, physically and emotionally. And it's not the patient alone who suffers. The family goes through a lot too. Include these 20 superfoods in your diet to keep cancer at bay.

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Broccoli: Broccoli is one of the biggest cancer fighters for prostate, colon and bladder cancer. It is the one and only a sizeable amount of sulforaphane, a particularly potent compound that boosts the body's protective enzymes and flushes out cancer-causing chemicals. It contains fibre, which has its own benefits, and helps you to meet your daily fibre needs. (Source: Flickr/Self Flag)

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Oranges: A great start to your day, which contains vitamin C and antioxidant, oranges are powerful tools for preventing you from cancer. According to scientists, orange a day is the best way to keep cancer away. Moreover, eating citrus fruits can cut the risk of some disease by up to 50 per cent. One piece of advice, don't mix oranges with other foods so that your body can assimilate them fully and draw out their antioxidant properties. (Source: Flickr/tim stacks)

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Flax: Also known as linseed, it can be eaten as whole seeds and reduces the risk of breast cancer. In addition, it lowers the cholesterol level, help in many digestive conditions such as chronic constipation, diarrhoea, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis, gastritis, and enteritis. (Source: Flickr/lifes ill)

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Green Tea: According to studies, green tea is full of antioxidants and goes through much processing while leaving all the important cancer fighting minerals intact. It keeps you safe from esophageal cancer, lung cancer, oral cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer or prostate cancer. However, green tea interferes with the chemotherapy drug bortezomib (Velcade) and hence, should be avoided if under medication. (Source: Flickr/Kayleigh Karr)

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Tomatoes: Tomatoes that are mostly used in every second food item helps to release more of lycopene, the phytochemical that is thought to provide the cancer fighting benefits. It acts as a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent prostate, endometrial, lung, prostate, and stomach cancers. (Source: Flickr/Pordeshia)

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Ginger: Ginger can actually trick the cancer cells into killing themselves. Wonderful, isn't it? Moreover, according to a study, it blocks the ovarian cancer from growing, limiting its ability to spread. (Source: Flickr/Tara)

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Walnuts: Walnuts can keep you safe from prostate cancer and breast cancer. It contains omega-3s and have phytosterols (cholesterol-like molecules found in plants) which helps to block estrogen receptors in breast cancer cells, possibly slowing the cells' growth. (Source: Flickr/Rainer Fritz)

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Apples: In the family of fruits, apple has many disease-fighting benefits. There's scientific evidence that eating apple peel can help kill cancer cells of prostate and breast cancer cells. (Source: Flickr/Haku Chon)

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Spinach: According to studies, the more spinach you eat on a regular basis, lower is your chance of getting cancer. In addition, it is an excellent source of vitamin K. (Source: Flickr/Lulu McAllister)

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Garlic: It has several antibacterial properties and can help the body ward off cancer in a number of ways, including killing the cancer cells for breast, colon, esophageal, and stomach cancers. It can also help repair the damage done to the DNA, and stop cancer cells from multiplying and spreading. (Source: Flickr/Peter)

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Beetroot: The benefits of beetroot keep getting bigger and better everyday. A glass of beetroot juice can help you to slow down the growth of active tumours and its cancer fighting properties. It also helps to lower blood pressure. (Source: Flickr/Harry Nesbitt)

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Brussels sprout: Belonging to the same family as cauliflower and broccoli, Brussels Sprout have many anti-cancer properties, and are a great source for fibre intake. (Source: Flickr/John Sullivan)

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Pumpkin: Pumpkin contains plenty of Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps to defy cancer. The cancer blocking properties are well documented and there is even a campaign to plant pink pumpkins during breast cancer awareness month. (Source: Flickr/Hannelore Becher)

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Lentils: Lentils work on cancers such as bowel and breast cancers. They also help the body to produce enzymes that have anti-cancer benefits. In addition, they are good at regulating blood sugar levels. (Source: Flickr/ICARDA-Science for Better Livelihoods in Dry Areas)

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Almonds: According to studies, almonds prevent cancer in humans, especially brain tumours. (Source: Flickr/rob stanard)

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Cauliflower: The sulforaphane found in cauliflower has anti-cancer effects. The most important part of this is that it only seeks out and destroys cancer cells, leaving healthy cells alone. (Source: Flickr/PROFarm Fresh To You)

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Pomegranate juice: Those with breast cancer in their family history should really take note. Pomegranate juice works very well for all types of cancer cells, slowing their growth and helping to stop the rapid spread that claims so many lives. (Source: Flickr/Kirsten Zambrano)

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Salmon: Yes, salmon can help you fight cancer but the worst part is that the best salmon with cancer-fighting properties comes with a hefty price. (Source: Flickr/bissigbc)

Olive oil: By adding olive oil to your meal or salad, you can keep cancer out of your life. It is the best oil to protect you from colon, breast and prostate cancers. (Source: Thinkstock)