Cancer is instigated by cell mutation due to genetic defects, environmental factors and diet. These mutations lead to rapid, uncontrollable growth of human cells, or cancer. It is expected that over 1.6 million new cases will be diagnosed this year. One way to reduce your risk of developing cancer is to nourish your body with foods that help prevent these mutations.
- Fruits & vegetables: antioxidants neutralize cancer-causing free radicals
- Whole grains
- Legumes, nuts and seeds
- Meat (especially red and processed), which contains sodium nitrite and combine with amines in meat to form cancerous chemicals
- Added sugar and fats