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Eat these 5 fruits to prevent cancer

Published Sep 23, 2019, 6:27 pm IST
Updated Sep 23, 2019, 6:27 pm IST
These fruits don’t just fight cancer, but also help those who have been affected recover.
Lemons have excellent immunity-building properties. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)
 Lemons have excellent immunity-building properties. (Photo: Representational/Pexels)

One of the most dreaded conditions, cancer perhaps carries a lot of weight in its name. From sun damage to smoking and infections, there are several factors that can cause cancer. Diet is one of the key areas of focus for not just keeping cancer at bay, but also recovering from it. Here are 5 fruits that can prevent cancer:

1. Apples


Going by the popular adage, ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’, it looks like one of the most coveted fruits is living up to its reputation. With nutrients like fibre, potassium, vitamin C andiron among others, apples are a good way to build your immune system and fight cancer cells.

2. Lemons

If life gives you lemons, it’s probably a good thing when it comes to preventing cancer risk. These citrus-abundant fruits contain a lot of vitamin C, along with other vitamins and minerals. Previous studies have shown how they also reduce stress and anxiety, according to Healthline.


3. Pears

Pears can perhaps make cancer disappear. Boasting of cancer-fighting compounds, these sweet, delicious, green fleshes help in improving immunity. Apart from copper, vitamin K and other nutrients, they also contain Anthocyanins , a plant pigment that’s been linked to lower risk of cancer.

4. Bananas

Bananas are extremely beneficial for digestion, especially for cancer patients. This is because they’re packed with fibre, which is known to improve gut health. They can be mashed and eaten easily. They help in restoring electrolytes that are lost through vomiting with the generous amount of potassium they have.


5. Blueberries

Ask for a fruit that helps in easing chemo brain (memory loss caused by cancer), and blueberries will pop right up. It doesn’t just improve brain functioning after cancer treatment, but also helps in preventing the disease because of its high composition of antioxidants, vitamin C, manganese and fibre among other essential nutrients.

Note: These are suggested fruits that have been recommended on the basis of their properties. Kindly consult an oncologist before making changes to your diet patterns.  



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