Research shows that a large percentage of cancer-related deaths, may be even the majority are directly linked to lifestyle choices such as smoking, drinking, a lack of exercise, and an unhealthy diet. The food you eat has a powerful effect on your health, including your risk of cancer. You may land up eating many foods that fuels cancer, while neglecting the powerful foods and nutrients that can protect you. If you change your diet and behavior, you can minimize your risk of disease and possibly even stop cancer in its tracks.
Some of them are given below
Turmeric/Curcumin: This is the king of spices. This retards the growth of cancer cells causing prostrate cancer, melanoma, breast cancer, brain tumour, pancreatic cancer and leukemia among a host of others.
Fennel Seeds: Its a great antioxidant which fights the cancer cells.A tomato-fennel soup with garlic or fresh salads with fennel bulbs make for an ideal entree prior to an elaborate course meal.
Cumin : It aids digestion. In India, after a heavy lunch people chew a bit of these cumin seeds, so the digestion is eased. This antioxidant helps reduce the prostrate cancer.
Cinnamon: It takes not more than a half teaspoon of cinnamon powder every day to keep cancer risk away. A natural food preservative, cinnamon is a source of iron and calcium. Useful in reducing tumour growth, it blocks the formation of new vessels in the human body. There are many ways where we can include cinnamon in our daily food 🙂
Ginger: This humble spice boasts of medicinal qualities that help lowering cholesterol, boost metabolism and kill cancer cells. Easily added to vegetable dishes, fish preparations and salads, ginger enhances the flavour in cooking. Chew on fresh parsley if the odour bothers you
Oregano : This not only aids digestion also fights cancers cell for prostrate cancer.
Others: Cloves, anise, basil, garlic, caraway, fenugreek, mustard, mint leaves, rosemary, Limonin (fresh lemon), virgin olive, vinegar and avocado are other cancer-fighting diet components.