Last updated on Jun 23rd, 2021 at 03:51 pm

There is no way to prevent cancer, but there are lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk of developing cancer and if you do develop it, improve your chances of recovery

According to a study in The Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, certain food contains cancer-fighting properties that could be helpful to cancer prevention.

An apple a day

Apples are chock-full of polyphenols, a naturally occurring compound that prevents inflammation and can help prevent heart disease and fighting infections.

According to Medical News Today, polyphenols could also be beneficial in preventing breast cancer.

Delicious baked apples & oats recipe

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Cauliflower and broccoli

Broccoli, cauliflower and other vegetables in the cabbage family are rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese and sulforaphane. According to sulforaphane, can contribute to shrinking tumours including breast cancer.

Vegan Cauliflower and Broccoli Cheese Bake recipe


You can’t go wrong with carrots

Carrots are rich in beta carotene which, has many health benefits. According to Science direct

One of the benefits of beta carotene is boosting the immune system and contributing to shrinking breast and prostate cancers.

Pistachio-Cumin Salmon with Crispy Kale & Carrots recipe

Nuts about walnuts

Medical News Today says, walnuts contain a substance called pedunculagin, which the body metabolizes into urolithins. Urolithins bind to oestrogen receptors and may play a role in preventing breast cancer.

Carrot & Walnut Loaf recipe

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