Foods that Help Prevent Blood Cancer


We all know that our diet and lifestyle contributes significantly towards developing diseases or preventing them. According to a renowned oncologist at Jaslok Hospital , it’s what we eat that makes us. And you don’t need to spend a fortune to introduce these super foods in your diet; they are right there in your kitchen closet.

1. Garlic

One of the super foods, garlic is an essential component of most of Indian foods. It contains sulphur compounds that play a role in stimulating the immune system & helping in controlling tumor growth.

2. Citrus Fruits

Introducing citrus fruits in your diet might help cut down the risk of cancers by upto half.

3. Kiwi

It has been considered to contain vitamin C, vitamin E, lutein, and copper, which are cancer fighting antioxidants.

4. Pomegranates

Those pink pearls contain ellagic acid, known to effectively reduce chances of bacterial, viral infections as well as progression of cancer. It is better consumed as it is; juicing reduces the amount of fiber consumed.

5. Cruciferous Vegetables

The vegetables from the cabbage family (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower) have been indicated to increase the overall immunity of the body. These vegetables contain the phytonutrients called glucosinolates, which helps promoting body detox by stimulating production of detoxifying enzymes and prevent the metabolism of carcinogens. They also help in making the body more alkaline and these revving up its metabolism, diminishing tumor growth. Since most tumors are acidic in nature a drift towards alkaline pH surely hampers their growth, and along with chemotherapy and radiotherapy, may help in long term remission and cure. These vegetables are also rich in 3,3′-diindolylmethane (DIM). DIM shows substantial benefit against the harmful effects of radiation therapy. They also help in fighting anemia associated with blood cancer.

6. Tea

For all those who love their morning cuppa, there is some good news. Tea leaves are rich in catechins, which play a remarkable role in restricting the tumor growth and any genetic mutations that might eventually lead to cancer.

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7. Turmeric

The magic potion, Turmeric has had wonderful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. The “haldi waala Doodh” has been known from time immemorial as the quickest remedy to quick healing. It helps prevent tumor growth and cancer spread by interfering with aspects of cellular signaling.

8. Ground Flaxseeds

Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, flaxseeds help in cancer prevention by inhibiting tumor proliferation and reduced inflammation. They also help in boosting the immune system of the body.

9. Berries

They are rich in antioxidants like pterostilbene.  Pterostilbene significantly cuts down the risk of cancer progression.