17. Brazil Nuts
Brazil nuts contain trace amounts of selenium, which is a mineral that has cancer-fighting properties. Selenium fights cancer cells by causing them to self-destruct and to kill themselves. It can also help to repair the DNA of the cells that are in the process of mutation, thus preventing the development of cancerous tumors.
The selenium in Brazil nuts is particularly effective in reducing the risk of prostate cancer in men. The nuts are recommended as food for cancer patients because studies show that they can reverse the destruction of some cells.
Lemons contain citrus and vitamin C, which have been found to have cancer-fighting properties. Studies have shown that regular consumption of lemons can help cut down the risk of stomach cancer, throat cancer, and mouth cancer by up to fifty percent. The cancer-fighting properties of lemons were found to be more pronounced in fresh lemons than in processed or powdered lemon.
Blueberries are well known for being one of the best sources of antioxidants, which are great for preventing cancer. Some forms of cancer are usually caused by unstable compounds called free radicals that can destroy body cells and cause tumorous growths. The antioxidants in the blueberries have the ability to neutralize these free radical and prevent the development of cancer.
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