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Dr. Raetasha Dabney, MD explains some of the nutrients that are proven to fight cancer

Irving, Texas – January 17, 2020 – Cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow uncontrollably within the body. The cells develop when the standard control mechanisms of the body cease to work. Most cancers are linked to dietary factors, and scientists have proven that taking a diet rich in particular nutrients can help to fight the disease.

Cancer is a global epidemic that is claiming many lives every year,” explain Dr. Dabney. “With the alarming statistics, embracing the many ways available to stave off this disease can help improve the survival rates.”

Here are the proven nutrients that can help people fight cancer:

  • Fiber – Eating foods that are high in fiber ensures a healthy gut and proper digestion. High fiber can help fight some types of cancer. Studies have shown a definite link between eating legumes and reduced risk of colorectal cancer. Other sources of fiber include cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, as well as dark leafy greens like spinach, lettuce, and bok choy.
  • Antioxidants – Eating phenolic antioxidants helps to eliminate free radicals in the body before they cause any damage. Phenolic are compounds found in plants. They can help prevent infections, cardiovascular diseases, and inflammation. Apples are the best sources of phenolics.
  • Fatty acids – A diet full of essential fatty acids (Omega 3 and 6) can help prevent cancer and maintain good health. Foods rich in essential fatty acids include soybean, walnuts, flaxseeds, and oily fish such as sardines, trout, and salmon.
  • Folate – Also known as vitamin B9, folate helps the body to create new red blood cells in the body. It also helps to protect against colorectal and breast cancer. Folate is found in vegetables, fruits, and grain products.

“Consuming the right combination of nutrients can help to prevent many forms of cancer and other diseases,” continued Dr. Dabney. “It is better to absorb cancer –beating nutrients in a diet and reduce its risks than deal with the disease and the many complications it brings to your life.”

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