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How to Prevent Cancer: 15 Cancer-Preventing Tips

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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10. Throat Cancer Prevention

Antioxidants in berries and deep-colored foods reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, both of which contribute to developing cancer. On the other hand, citrus fruits (orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, kumquat, etc.) can reduce the risk of throat cancer by up to half. (17)

11. How to Prevent Cervical Cancer

Recent meta-analyses have discovered that the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine is not a good option for cervical cancer prevention. Its dangers are just as hazardous as the disease and there is no evidence that it has any long-term effect on cervical cancer risk.

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On the other hand, produce rich in flavonoids, folate (a B vitamin), and vitamin A reduce the risk of cervical cancer. (18,19)

Give these a try:

  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Black beans
  • Carrots
  • Chickpeas
  • Cranberries
  • Cruciferous vegetables
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Oranges
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Yams

12. Preventing Liver Cancer

For starters, limit your alcohol intake – too much alcohol on a regular basis (with or without fatty liver or cirrhosis) can lead to cancer.

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It’s also a good idea to eat more grapefruit. Grapefruit contains the flavone antioxidant naringenin, found in studies to cause liver cancer cell apoptosis (death) and prevent cancer proliferation. (20)

Other foods that fight cancer in the liver include:

  • Cranberries
  • Lemon
  • Apple
  • Strawberry
  • Red grape
  • Banana
  • Peach
  • Spinach
  • Red pepper
  • Cabbage
  • Onion
  • Broccoli

13. How to Prevent Brain Cancer

Firstly, avoid electromagnetic radiation as much as possible. Cell phones, wireless headphones and ear buds, smart meters, and other wireless technologies are known to have adverse neurological effects, including brain cancer. In addition, chronic lack of sleep prevents the brain’s nightly housekeeping and toxin cleanse.

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Anti-cancer foods for the brain include:

14. How to Prevent Uterine Cancer

Almost sixty percent of uterine cancers are avoidable through diet, exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight. Regular exercise decreases estrogen and insulin levels, keeping the endocrine system in balance. Plus, avoiding sugary foods maintains blood sugar and hormone levels, preventing obesity, diabetes, and cancer. (22) Additionally, coffee, garlic and onions, lentils, grapes, leafy greens, and tomatoes can all contribute to reduced risk of uterine cancer through the mechanisms of their antioxidants and ability to regulate hormone. (23, 24)

15. Stomach Cancer Prevention

The digestive system rarely gets the attention it deserves. As the saying goes: “Keep the gut healthy and the rest of the body will follow.” Maintaining friendly gut flora is the key to immune system function; inadequate supportive bacteria pave the way for harmful bacteria that can cause cancer and digestive disorders.

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To prevent stomach cancer, try:

  • Lemon water mixed with baking soda
  • Avoiding the consumption of more than two alcoholic beverages per day (25)
  • Staying away from foods preserved with salt
  • Avoiding processed meat
  • Citrus fruits
  • Onions – quercetin is a bioflavonoid antioxidant known to reduce the risk of stomach cancer (26)
  • More foods with lots of vitamin A (beta-carotene). Research has shown an inverse relationship between beta carotene intake and the incidence of stomach cancer (27). Grape leaves, carrots, sweet potatoes, dandelion greens, spinach, and parsley are a few foods high in the nutrient.
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