Eat to live. Some foods will protect against cancer?

French scientists claim that up to 30% of all cancer cases in the population of developed countries occurs because of malnutrition. This is especially a risk factor relevant in the case of colon cancer after breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men is the most common type of cancer.

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Less fatty meat!

It turns out that only having started to eat rationally, it is possible to reduce the risk of cancer by a third! And this is not speculative reasoning. For example, in the United States over the last 10 years against colon cancer, according to statistics, has died at 35 thousand less than were killed during the same period before, thanks to a new nutrition strategy, introduced at the state level. A fifteen-year study conducted by the European Commission on nutrition and cancer, has clearly shown that people eating mostly fish and no meat and consume lots of vegetables and fruits that contain fiber, significantly less likely to get cancer of the colon.

Well, now all become vegetarians? Not at all. The probability of occurrence of tumours of the large intestine increases the use of any meat, and frequent or predominant use of specially processed meat products such as bacon, salami, ham, sausages, hot smoked sausages. Freshly prepared meat – boiled, fried, stewed, in any harmful effects on the colon is not seen. Although there is a definite relationship between high caloric intake and the occurrence of tumors, and the so-called red meat – beef, lamb, pork is more nutritious than, for example, chicken or rabbit. Adversely affects the degree of fat meat, so it is advisable to make it more lean.

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Dangerous delicacies

No one will argue that cold foods taste better with spices and spicy snacks. However, in salted, smoked and canned products may contain a whole bunch of carcinogens – nitrosamines, nitrites and nitrates, similar to those present in tobacco smoke. They are used when cooking ham, canned meat, sausages, bacon, sausages, fish and meats. In addition, a large amount of salt also increases the risk of cancer (especially cancer of the esophagus and stomach).

But effective means for the prevention of tumors turned out to be vitamin C. This powerful antioxidant inhibits nitrosamines. Antitumor activity differ and rutin, nicotinic acid (vitamin PP) and antioxidants, especially vitamins a and E. it is Also known that the consumption of garlic significantly reduces the risk of gastric cancer, which may be attributed to antibacterial properties, particularly against Helicobacter pylori infection, which is a risk factor for the development of this disease.

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Healing rainbow

The consumption of vegetables and fruit inhibits the development of tumors, because they contain natural antioxidants, which are immediately delivered to your cells: vitamins a, C and E, beta-carotene, selenium and folic acid, phytoestrogens, flavonoids, indoles.

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They are found in most plant foods, but some are record: for example, rose hips for vitamin C, broccoli for selenium, yellow and orange fruits such as persimmons and red peppers – beta-carotene, blue and red berries – the flavonoids.

For normal digestion, essential fiber, which plays an important role in the prevention of cancer of the colon and rectum. It contain any vegetables and fruits, and also greens, whole grain bread and cereals. Fiber creates in the large intestine more acidic environment, prevent the action of carcinogens. To obtain it in sufficient quantity, necessary to avoid refined foods: instant cereal, white bread of fine flour, pasta made from soft wheat varieties.

Anticancer society of Russia recommends daily to consume five kinds of vegetables and fruit – fresh, baked, steamed or boiled. Very useful in a day to eat 1-2 baked Apple: they have a lot of pectin, which acts more gently, but no less effective than fiber.


Scientists also believe that the dangers of Smoking and alcohol consumption can block the beneficial effect of any proper diet. For example, daily Smoking a pack of cigarettes in 50 times increases the likelihood of cancer, primarily lung, throat and intestines.

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