Every year many people lose their lives to cancer. A study showed that in the year 2020 around 1.8 million people were diagnosed with the condition, thus making it one of the deadliest diseases faced by humankind.


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When it comes to prevention, scientists believe that some foods may help in lowering the risk of cancer.

Foods like broccoli, tomatoes, and flaxseeds are some of the well-known products that help in preventing cancer but, there many lesser-known foods that are also beneficial for its prevention.


This is a type of mushroom that is found on birch trees in the northern areas. It has a history of being used as a traditional medicine in the Asian and northern European regions. It has shown to slow down the growth of tumor cells.


Dandelion Green has several chemical compounds that are known to fight cancer. Research shows that tea made from dandelion green has been successful in slowing down the growth of breast cancer, and the tea made from the roots of it stops the tumor from spreading to other parts of the body.

Dandelion Green is known to fight cancer

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Being the most commonly and easily found stem, ginger has proved to be quite helpful in terms of fighting cancer.

Research published in the International Journal of Preventive Medicine stated that ginger can help fight several types of cancer including breast cancer, liver cancer, skin cancer, etc.


Microgreens are considered to be more powerful as they contain more nutrients than a fully grown vegetable. Research published that microgreens are enriched with many nutrients that can help against cancer.


Research carried out on animals with lung cancer showed the benefits of miso. The animals that were given miso had a decreased number of cancer cells. This resulted in the discovery that miso is very useful and can be used as a cancer-preventing food.

MISO and Cancer

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Parsley’s antioxidant qualities help in fighting cancer as they tear down free radicals and stop the damaging of healthy body tissue. Apart from that, it has also proved to protect the DNA from further minimizing the chances of cancer spreading and stops the movement of cancer cells.


Pomegranates are tasty and also fight cancer. Researches show that its juice is linked to fighting different types of cancer including skin cancer, breast cancer, and leukemia.


Sauerkraut is noted as being the best against cancer, even though it comes from cabbage. Research showed that probiotics that are found in Sauerkraut may be beneficial in preventing cancer.

The fermentation allows the nutrients to form strong anticancer compounds that help in fighting cancer.


Turmeric has many health benefits. One of these benefits is its cancer-fighting ability that comes from a compound found in turmeric called curcumin. Researches show that this compound has proved to be helpful against prostate and colon cancer.