Plant-based diet for cancer prevention

Diet to help prevent cancer


Dieta anticancerigena

Drawing with food with components that protect against certain types of cancers.

Tips to help to prevent developing cancerous cells

We would have to take into account the following tips to reduce the risk of developing cancers:

  • Avoid the high consumption of meat: These foods contain saturated fatty oils which, in addition to producing cholesterol, promote the development of cancer cells.


    Eating plenty of meat should be avoided

Meat can be replaced by oily fish (which contains omega3 fatty acids that inhibit or slow the growth of cancer cells). If you prefer, you can replace animal protein by vegetable ones, which provide healthier oils.

Regular use of olive oil or consumption of vegetables such as soybeans, can be an alternative.

  • Avoid the high consumption of sugars or starches such as pastries or sweets, bread and refined flour. Sugar promotes the growth of cancer cells.
  • Quit smoking: tobacco smoke, both in active and passive smokers, produces cancer causing toxins that can affect a woman’s breasts, especially when they are most sensitive to changes (in the periods of pregnancy or during puberty).
  • Avoid fried or burnt food such as meat, poultry or fish which get stuck on the barbecue, or the rice that sticks to the paella.

These processes generate a series of carcinogenic toxic products to avoid.

It is better to eat cooked meats or use those cooking techniques that do not burn, as the microwave.

  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables: the consumption of natural plant food is the best way to prevent all types of cancers.

    fruits and vegetables

    Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is the best way to prevent cancer

Many of these foods are rich in antioxidants that can neutralize free radicals, which are the main responsible for the degeneration of body cells and the appearance of many diseases.

A varied diet that includes all kinds of vegetables (especially those with dark green leaves such as spinach, collards, cabbage, etc.) can help in preventing the appearance of many cancers.

The most natural way to eat them will be to take them raw whenever possible. The best thing would be to prepare good salads that combine well-known anticancer foods such as: tomatoes, onions, carrots, peppers, chicory, celery, cucumbers, etc.

It is best to season our salads with a little powder of dried leaves of rosemary, or sage. Do not forget to add a good splash of olive oil and a splash of lemon juice.

For those who do not mind eating spicy food, sprinkling hot pepper can increase the antioxidant properties of a salad.

  • Choose non-polluted natural vegetables, mainly from organic farming without pesticides.
  • The consumption of fiber should be increased: Fiber helps the expulsion of toxins by eliminating them through our feces. It is a good way to prevent the toxins from reaching the bloodstream and gain access to cells.

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

10 December, 2020

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