20 Fruits That Help Prevent Cancer

Fruits and vegetables have always been considered good for the body. Report suggests that eating fruits and vegetables on a daily basis can actually reduce the chances of cancer. This gave rise to the 5-a-day plan by WHO to fight cancer and other chronic illnesses. Let us take a look at some of the fruits and the ways in which they prevent us from the vicious grasp of cancer.

1. Beat cancer with Kiwi


Well size doesn’t always matter. Kiwi is tiny in size but it contains magnesium, potassium, Vitamin E and other fibers. Experts believe that the fruit contains more Vitamin C than most of the other fruits including Orange.

2. Beat cancer with Apple


Well, an Apple might not be good in Vitamin C content but it has plenty of antioxidants and flavonoids. These antioxidants and flavonoids enhance the activity of Vitamin C in the body and hence, helps it in dealing with heart attack and different types of cancers.

3. Beat cancer with Strawberry


Strawberries are very nice and sweet, but that is not all about this good looking fruit. It is a major hub of antioxidants (more than many other fruits) and thus helps in dealing with cancer causing radicals.

4. Beat cancer with Orange


Oranges are considered to be one of the best sources of Vitamin C, which in turn is good in fighting cancer. Doctors even suggest that having 2-4 oranges every day helps in keeping cold and other similar diseases away. It is further helpful in dissolving kidney stones.

5. Beat cancer with Watermelon


Most of us do not know much about watermelons, apart from the fact that it mainly constitutes of water (as much as 92%). The fruit includes glutathione, which boosts the immune system of the body and comes loaded with lycopene, a cancer fighting oxidant.

6. Beat cancer with Guava


Guava is considered to be a good source of Vitamin C. The fruit has no fiber and deals with problems related to constipation as well.

7. Beat cancer with Papaya


Papaya is much like Guava and includes Vitamin C. Apart from the fact that Papaya helps in dealing with Cancer, it is also good for eyesight as it has carotene.

8. Beat cancer with Blueberries


Blueberries are rich in pterostilbene, anthocyanins, resveratrol, flavonols, proanthocyanidins and tannins, all of which help in the prevention of cancer. Apart from this, it also helps in reducing blood sugar and curing urinary tract infections.

9. Beat cancer with Grapes


The best thing about grapes is the fact that it can be enjoyed in a number of ways. The fruit includes vital phytochemicals as resveratrol which help in dealing with any type of cancer.

10. Beat cancer with Dragon Fruit


Dragon fruit comes loaded with phytoalbumin antioxidants which play a vital role in the formation of carcinogenic free-radicals inside the body. This in turn keeps cancer at bay and also deals with the menace.

11. Beat cancer with Avocado


Avocado is rich in healthy fats, vitamins and potassium. It contains anti-cancer carotenoid and glutathione, both of which lower the chances of acquiring different forms of cancer. If suffering from cancer, the fruit would help recuperate from it.

12. Beat cancer with Acai Berries


Acai berries contain almost double the amount of antioxidants that we normally find in blueberries. These fruits help in fighting cancer cells. Reports suggest that they are great in killing leukemia cells.

13. Beat cancer with Noni


Noni has certain properties which are great in fighting illnesses as grave as cancer. The extract from the plant is good for the immune system and contains anti-cancer properties.

14. Beat cancer with Goji Berries


Goji berries contain selenium which acts much like an antioxidant and is great in destroying cancer cells.

15. Beat cancer with Mangosteen


Xanthones or phytoceuticals, present inside Mangosteen have been a tried and tested way of battling cancer.

16. Beat cancer with Soursop


The fruit is rich in anti-cancer properties and thus helps in dealing with almost all types of cancer. It is even effective against minor problems like stress.

17. Beat cancer with Pomegranate


Recent researches have shown that Pomegranate is a good and effective way of fighting breast cancer. It doesn’t let the enzyme convert androgen into estrogen, which is responsible for breast cancer.

18. Beat cancer with Grapefruits


Grapefruits are said to include monoterpenes, which prevent cancer by getting rid of carcinogens from the body. They also contain Vitamin C and Folic acid.

19. Beat cancer with Nuts


Antioxidants such as quercetin and campferol, present inside the nuts are great in dealing with cancer.

20. Beat cancer with Lemons


Oranges and lemons are much like each other. These include Limonene which helps in the production of anti-cancer cells (lymphocytes).

Disclaimer: The above article is not written by a certified Doctor or a physician and should not be considered medical advice. Please consult your Doctor if you have any illness and is looking for a cure.

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Mani Karthik

As an NRI (Non-Resident Indian), I've lived in the USA, India & Middle East for over a decade, in over 6 cities like Mountain View, Dubai, San Jose, Fort Lauderdale, Kochi, and Chennai. I've worked for small and big companies and recently started my own startup. On this blog, I share everything I've learned in life, living abroad as an NRI with my roots in India. Everything from personal finance to immigration. I'm on a mission to help all NRIs return to India. WhatsApp me at +001-408-489-4785 if you have questions.

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