Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. Most cancers are named for where they start. For example, lung cancer starts in the lung, and breast cancer starts in the breast. The spread of cancer from one part of the body to another is called metastasis. Symptoms and treatment depend on the cancer type and how advanced it is. Most treatment plans may include surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy.
What To Eat To Prevent Cancer
A person’s cancer risk can be reduced with healthy choices like avoiding tobacco, limiting alcohol use, protecting your skin from the sun and avoiding indoor tanning, eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, keeping a healthy weight, and being physically active.
How Turmeric Fights Cancer
Turmeric is a spice that is often used as a foodflavouring in Asian dishes. It belongs to the ginger family. It is also known as Indian saffron, jianghuang, haridra, haldi, as the major ingredient of curry powder 2, and as a bright yellow orange food colouring agent (E100).The Turmeric plant is a relative of Ginger and has been used for thousands of years in Indian Ayurvedic medicine (the science of long life) as an antiseptic and antibacterial agent to treat infection, inflammation, wound healing, poor digestion, etc. And as you may know, it is also a staple ingredient in Indian, Persian, Thai, and Malaysian Cuisine.
Indians eat a mostly plant-based diet, have some of highest spice consumption in the world, and significantly lower cancer rates than Americans. They have five times less breast cancer, ten times less colorectal cancer, and twelve times less lung cancer on average.
Black pepper contains the antioxidant piperine, making it a smart choice over table salt when seasoning food. A study conducted at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center showed that black pepper, with turmeric, inhibited growth of cancerous stem cells in breast tumors.
Epidemiological studies suggest that olive oil exerts a protective effect against certain malignant tumours (breast, prostate, endometrium, digestive tract).
A number of research studies have documented that olive oil reduces the risk of breast cancer. Eating a healthy diet with olive oil as the main source of fat could considerably lower cancer incidence. The reason is that the cell mutations caused by cancer are partly due to toxins which, when consumed through the diet, attack DNA. On passing through the liver, these toxins produce free radicals that then attack DNA. To combat such free radicals, the body needs vitamins and antioxidants like those contained in olive oil.
It has also been reported that an olive-oil-rich diet is associated with reduced risk of bowel cancer. The protective effect of olive oil is irrespective of the amount of fruit and vegetables eaten in the diet.
- ¼ teaspoon of turmeric
- ½ teaspoon of olive oil
- 1 pinch of freshly ground pepper
- Mix all the ingredients in a little bowl.
- Add the mixture to soup or salad or simply whisk in a little water and drink it straight.
- Take once every day before a meal.