Certain foods protect body from cancer

Certain foods protect body from cancer

The good news is that protective foods can enter the picture and change the story's outcome. They may block carcinogens from entering cells and reaching the DNA, or they can limit the damage that occurs. Even at later stages, out-of-control cell multiplication can be reduced or prevented. For example, the mineral selenium found in whole grains and the brightly colored carotenoids found in vegetables and fruits have both shown the ability to slow, or even stop, cancer growth. Similarly, the vitamin folic acid, found in green leafy greens, oranges, and legumes, also has been proven to protect DNA. Many other compounds have been shown to detoxify or eliminate substances before they can damage DNA, help defective cells return to normal, and put on the brakes before cells get out of control.

Points where foods can block cancer's progress Carcinogen --->
Damages DNA --->
Cells start uncontrolled multiplication (Promotion) --->
Cancer cells invade nearby tissues (Progression) --->
Cancer cells spread to other parts of the body (metastasis)

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