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A checklist of superfoods to keep you cancer-free


1. Garlic Breath is a Trivial Price to Pay

The active principle in garlic, allicin is the secret ingredient that fights against cancer, especially against colorectal, prostate and stomach cancer. Allicin can also be found in other foods such as onions, chives and leeks as well. Including 2-5 grams of fresh garlic in your meals by spicing up your sauce or dry roasting your meat with the pungent food ensures sufficient daily intake. Just be sure to take your burps away from the dining table!


2. The olive oil to my Popeye

It's been quite a while since doctors and fitness specialists have been stressing on using olive oil as the go-to medium for cooking. It sure has truck-loads of health benefits. One of these benefits is decreasing the risk of cancer in various parts of the body like digestive system, colorectal area and breasts. Sprinkle some over your salads or cook your veggies and meat in it, olive oil is surely a great cancer fighter. Who says you need Popeye for a mean punch, ay?


3. Go Radical or Go Home

Berries are rich in antioxidants which help fight free radicals that can cause cancer. Black raspberries, in particular, contain a plant pigment called anthocyanins which have antioxidative properties. They especially decrease the risk of colorectal cancer, oral cancer and esophageal cancer when consumed. #GoBIGyo!


4. Crunching Down on Cancer

Flaxseeds provide a lot of crunch in the fight against cancer. Rich in fibre and unsaturated fats, flaxseeds also kill cancer cells and restricts cancer growth in the breast, colorectum, and prostate. Roast flaxseeds and pound them into a powder to sprinkle on your breakfast cereal or salad, munch on them as is, or top your smoothie with them to boost your body in smacking down the disease. #Boom


5. Slaying Cancer with Soy

Soy is a plant-based ‘superfood’ which is rich in proteins, unsaturated fats, vitamin, minerals and antioxidants. The antioxidant isoflavone present in tofu, soy milk, soy nuts and soya chunks helps prevent low density lipoprotein (LDL) from giving you bad cholesterol, keeping diseases like obesity and heart-related illnesses at bay. It also helps reduce the risk of breast cancer tremendously. Booyah!


Now that you are woke on the benefits of consuming superfoods to fight against cancer, adopt them as part of your daily intake and pass the education along to your friends and family, ensuring everyone gets the education they need in this battle of epic proportions.