7 cancer-fighting foods to pop in your trolley

7 cancer-fighting foods to pop in your trolley

Shore up your defences by popping these everyday items into your trolley next time you do the weekly shop – they’re super-easy to incorporate into your diet, too!

1 Leafy Greens

Kale, Swiss chard, spinach and broccoli are rich in antioxidants known to fight cancer. Try to eat at least one portion per day –  you’ll be heading towards your five-a-day, too!

2 Sweet potatoes

Vitamin A is a useful compound in the fight against cancer, and sweet potatoes are packed with beta carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A. Eat them three times a week – steam for maximum benefit.

3 Shallots

Make a simple swap to shallots and reap the rewards! These little onions are rich in phenolic compounds which can help prevent cancer-causing mutations in DNA, plus they’re full of cancer-fighting antioxidants.

4 Mushrooms

A healthy immune system helps us fight disease, and mushrooms are an excellent source of the vitamins that support immunity. Also – did you know that if you pop just five mushrooms in a sunny place for a few hours, they’ll absorb your RDA of vitamin D!

5 Turmeric
Love cooking curry? Be as liberal as you want to be with turmeric. This earthy spice contains curcumin, which has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antimutagenic properties – it’s a bullet-proof vest for your insides!

6 Yoghurt and femented food

With a number of studies linking a healthy gut to a lowered risk of cancer, it’s time to crack open the sauerkraut and peel off the yoghurt lid – you can keep a happy, healthy gut by eating a mix of probiotic foods such as live yoghurt and sauerkraut, and prebiotic veg, fruit, wholegrains and legumes.

7 Berries and beetroot

It’s the coloured pigments of berries and beetroot that lets us know just how crucial they are in the world of anti-carcinogens – they’re full of immune-boosting vitamins C and A, too.

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