20 Foods That Can Help Reduce The Risk Of Cancer

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

3. Whole Grains

whole grains

It’s always a good option to choose whole grains over refined grains to lower your risk of diabetes and heart disease. Recent research also strongly suggests that you should consume wholegrain daily as part of your anti-cancer diet.

According to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), a variety of healthful compounds in whole grains (fibre, vitamin E, selenium, lignans, and phenols) combine to make these foods high in potential anti-cancer activity. AICR’s latest report on colorectal cancer shows strong evidence that eating 90 grams (about three ounces) of whole grain foods daily reduces the risk of colorectal cancer by 17%. Lower amounts of whole grains provided some but less protection; greater amounts offered even more.

So, when you write your shopping list, pick whole flour, whole wheat, brown rice, freekeh, buckwheat, bulgur, quinoa, whole wheat couscous and corn. Yes, corn is healthy for you when it’s whole, so treat yourself to popcorn!

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