What Foods is Bad or Good for Cancer?

Cancer is closely related to our daily diet. What you eat can hurt or may help you. Some foods can cause cancer, but some foods can help fight against cancer.

Foods That Feed Cancer Cells

Sugar is known to promote cancer in humans body as sugar feeds cancer cells. It provides the platform for cancer cells to form energy anaerobically. It includes every foodstuff riches in sugar as well as artificial sweeteners. Recent research has shown that unprocessed honey or molasses, which contains antioxidant, is a better substitute for sugar intake. However, its consumption should keep to small volume.

Refined sugar, refined flour, soda pop and other processed foods are foods that found to feed and strengthen the growth of cancer cells.

Besides sugar, milk is also found to stimulate the body to produce mucus, particularly in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer cells feed well on this mucus and later the cells can multiply into numbers which eventually encourages the formation of tumors.

Foods That Linked to Cancer

Oil and fat is found to be related to cancer. When oil or fat is heated under extreme temperature, it can result in the formation of carcinogenic compounds. Similarly, when oil or fat is reused for cooking, it can cause cancer too.

Trans fatty acids foods such as margarine, French fries, MSG and polysaturated oil are one of the causes of cancer. Foods contain aspartame include diet Coke, Nutrasweet, Equal and etc. are also identified as foods that linked to cancer. Smoked foods, processed meats, salt preserved foods and grilled meats too, may give rise to the cancer of the digestive tract.

Barbequed foods contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) which are found in the smoke as fat burns. Heterocyclic amines (HCAs) are also found in the charred or burnt meats. These substances are found to be carcinogenic and can accelerate the formation of cancer cells in our body.

Foods That Stimulate Cancer Cells

Foods or drinks which contain alcohol, caffeine, fluoride and chlorine can indirectly stimulate the cancer cells.

Foods That Fight Against Cancer Cells

Broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower contain indole-3-carbitol which can fight against cancer cells. Additionally, they also contain two antioxidant, lutein and zeaxanthin which may help to decrease prostate and other cancers.

Also, green and leafy vegetables have been associated with lower stomach cancer risk. Sprouts contain phytochemical sulforaphane helps to prevent colon and rectal cancers. Carrots rich in beta-carotene can aid in reducing lung, mouth, throat, stomach, intestine, bladder, prostate and breast cancer. Though carrot helps reduce cancer, its intake should reduce to less than 2 kilo a day. Its consumption of 2 to 3 kilos a day undeniably can cause cancer.

Purple grapes with seeds and skin, contain bioflavonoids (powerful antioxidants) and resveratrol that help to suppress and inhibit the growth of tumor and cancer cells. Red raspberries with seeds contain lots of vitamins, minerals and antioxidant which can prevent us from cancer.

Seaweed and other sea vegetables are rich in beta-carotene, protein, vitamin B12, fiber, chlorophyll as well as chlorophylones which may assist in the fight against cancer. Green tea and black tea contain polyphenols (catechins), which are important antioxidants to help prevent cancer cells from dividing.

These foods assist to inhibit the cancer cells from spreading to other parts of our body. They may even help to kill the cancer cells, but it will depend fully on an individual immune system. When the immune system is strong, cancer cells will be destroyed and thus inhibiting the cancer cells from multiplying and forming tumors.

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  1. im doing a project for shcool and need to know what foods can and cant cause cancer and diseases


    Hi. I have ovarian cancer and am about to begin chemo. I’m Stage 3 and had an emergency hysterectomy.
    Couple weeks later, I went in for a ‘teaching’ with a PRN, she explained what to expect, what diet they want me on and so forth. She asked if I was a tea drinker and I’m more of a coffee person. She told me this: “Stay away from Green tea. It tends to aggravate cancer in women. Studies show women, especially with a past history of breast cancer, and who are high green tea drinkers, tend to have a higher reoccurance rate.”

    Interesting thing. The week i got worse, before I was diagnosed, I was drinking HIGH AMOUNTS OF GREEN TEA in order to detox–because I knew something was wrong with me, just didn’t know yet.

    So you guys, do your research. This came from the Cancer Center in my city. All I know, I was drinking this tea the week my cancer accelerated and felt dibilitated by my condition. Days later, I ended up in the ER. Like the PRN said, “so much for it being an anti-oxidant!”

  3. @Hairgal99 Sorry to hear you’ve got cancer and I hope it improves.

    Recent studies actually show green tea is extremely effective in reducing cancer.

  4. 학교의 숙제에 도움이 되었습니다. 잘보고 갑니다.

  5. I love sugar… Its too bad. Thanks for the heads up kabayan.

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