Cancer is one of the most prevalent causes of death in Singapore. While no single food can protect you against cancer by itself, prevention is always better than cure. Having a diet with a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans and other plant foods helps lower risk for many cancers. These foods contain many individual minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals that demonstrate anti-cancer effects.
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Apples contain flavonoids and polyphenols, which help fight cancer. An apple a day really does keep the doctor away!
Asparagus is full of cancer-fighting compounds like selenium as well as vitamins A and C, making it a worthy addition to a well-balanced diet.
Broccoli contains sulforaphane, a plant compound found in cruciferous vegetables that may have potent anticancer properties.
Berries are full of antioxidants, which combat the free radicals in your body. It is rich in anthocyanins, an antioxidant which may be associated with a reduced risk of cancer.
Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A by your body. Several studies have shown a link between carrots and prostate, lung and stomach cancer.
Cinnamon is famous for its anti-inflammatory properties, and also may be linked in suppressing the spread of cancer cells.
Tumeric contains curcumin extracts, which are thought to be anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant. It also helps alleviate the side effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
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