One of the leading causes of death in the whole world is the Cancer. It is number one cause of death in Canada and number two in US. Numerously, both men and women have equal chance of developing cancer in their lifetime and that is 43% for men and 38% for women.

There are different types of cancer, but what is noticeable in the last 10 years the rate of survival for some kinds of cancer have significantly increased.

Cancer can be developed when the normal cycle of the cells in our body is disturbed. Then cells become abnormal, new cells start to form even if the body doesn’t need them and the old ones survive instead of dying.

Those extra cells form solid growths known as tumors. Some types of cancer do not form solid masses, like leukemia, but they can invade nearby tissues.

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Cancer can be cause of many factors. Some of them have controllable nature like healthy eating habits, and others can be cause by the environmental factors or heredity.

Besides any of this, cancer can affect anybody so when this happens we have to try our best to fight against it and help our body at healing itself.

Quit smoking, exercise regularly and eat healthy. This can lower the chance of developing cancer or even if it occurs it can help cure it.

There are type of foods that are effective against cancer and help your body in maintaining and promoting healthy cell growth.

Grapefruit – The essential nutrient for our body is Vitamin C. It is powerful antioxidant and has antibacterial, antiviral and anti- inflammatory characteristics. It busts our immune system and you can find it in considerably great amounts in the Grapefruit.

Berries – Anthocyanidins are group of flavonoid antioxidants that is particularly effective in reducing the production of abnormal cells. They can lower the risk of neurodegenerative diseases and prevent the formation of abnormal cells in your body. They can be exclusively found in the skin of the berries.

Cruciferous Vegetables – Many studies say that phytochemical destroy cancer cells. As a powerful antioxidant, sulforaphane can be found in cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts.

Grapes– Resveratrol is a mighty antioxidant found in grapes. It affects all stages of cancer and has ability to inhibit proliferation of numerous tumor cells.

Garlic– Abnormal cells can be killed if you eat garlic. When garlic is cut it releases organosulfur which is excreted through the lungs and skin.

Tomatoes – contain lycopene, a mighty antioxidant, and the most potent of all.

Green Tea– is rich in catechins, powerful antioxidants which can stop spreading the abnormal cells and help in developing healthy ones. It can also regulate the cholesterol in your blood.

Leafy Green Vegetables – Carotenoids rich vegetables with dark green leaves like spinach, kale, lettuce, mustard greens and chard can stop the growth of lung, skin, breast and stomach cancer cells. These vegetables are packed with fibers, minerals and vitamins that prevent abnormal cells to develop.

Turmeric– is mighty anti- inflammatory spice that consists the phytonutrient curcumin. Besides effectively treating fibromyalgia and arthritis it kills the cancer cells in their root and prevents the cancer from developing.

Include these foods in your daily meals in order to prevent the developing cancer or to interrupt its proliferation.