20 Foods That Can Help Reduce The Risk Of Cancer

By Hannah de Gruchy / Nutrition / March 1st, 2019

Diet Could Help Prevent Cancer

20 Foods That Can Reduce The Risk Of Cancer

Globally, 18,094,716 million cases of cancer were diagnosed in 2020. Of all the health conditions that can affect us humans, perhaps cancer is the one that instils the most fear. Hearing the word ‘cancer’ is frightening enough, let alone constantly being told about all the things that can allegedly increase our risk of getting cancer.

Preventing cancer is today a significant public health challenge. The World Cancer Research Fund International states that “Around 40% of cancer cases could be prevented by tackling risk factors relating to diet, nutrition and physical activity.”

So, in this article, we’re going to talk about some of the foods that could help lower our risk of developing cancer. It is a complex, multi-faceted disease, but living a healthy lifestyle with a good diet, minimal stress and alcohol, and getting plenty of restful sleep is our best defence against cancer.

Diet is one of the most important factors in minimising our risk, but no one food will guarantee we won’t develop cancer. Cancer Research UK states that having a healthy and balanced diet can reduce the risk of cancer, partly from the effect of the diet itself, but mostly by helping to maintain a healthy weight. They also say that our overall diet, what we eat day to day, is more important than individual foods for reducing the risk of cancer.

So here are twenty foods that need to be in your diet to help keep you as healthy as possible.


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