National Cancer Awareness Day: 6 Foods That Help Prevent Cancer

Nov 7, 2023, 03:01 PM IST

National Cancer Awareness Day: 6 Foods That Help Prevent Cancer


On National Cancer Awareness Day, explore six foods that contribute to cancer prevention, and contribute to a well-balanced diet.

Fennel water is known for its digestive properties. It alleviates indigestion, bloating, and gas, making it a natural remedy for digestive discomfort. 



Berries are packed with antioxidants that help combat oxidative stress and inflammation, potentially reducing the risk of cancer. Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries, for example, contain compounds like anthocyanins and ellagic acid which have been studied for their potential anti-cancer properties.


 Curcumin found in turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which may play a role in cancer prevention and treatment. Some studies suggest that curcumin can interfere with cancer cell growth, inhibiting the spread of tumours and inducing apoptosis (cell death) in certain cancer cells.


Tomatoes are high in lycopene and are linked to a lower risk of prostate cancer. They are also filled with vitamins A, C, and E which act as formidable adversaries against free radicals associated with cancer.


Garlic contains organosulfur compounds that may have anti-cancer effects and inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Garlic consumption has been studied to reduce the growth of cancer cells and promote the growth of new blood cells.  

Green Tea

Rich in polyphenols, green tea can protect against certain cancers by inhibiting tumour growth.