There are phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables which contribute in the fight against cancer. Find out what fruits and vegetables are rich in:
These vegetables act preventive against the following types of cancer: lung cancer, colon cancer, throat cancer and cervix cancer. The most effective leafy green vegetables are the ones in the cabbage family: broccoli, cauliflower, kale and Brussels sprouts.
Fruits rich in carotenoids, such as peaches, mango, pineapple, watermelon, also in carrots and pumpkin, can protect you from cancer of the mouth, esophagus and larynx.
Ingredients rich in flavonoids are rosehips, black grapes, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and all other berries. These fruits can decrease prostate cancer from growing.
Lycopene, which can be found in tomatoes and tomato-based products, decrease the risk of prostate cancer.
Sunflower seeds and flaxseeds can be very helpful in the fight against breast cancer. Flaxseeds are best for usage when ground.
Resveratrol, which can be found in berries’ skin, can be used as a preventive against colon cancer, breast cancer and liver cancer. It can also be found in soy products. Red berries have an abundance of anthocyanin. The amount of compound is larger as the berry gets redder. You can find it in fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, cranberries, currants, plums, black beans and purple cabbage