Cancer foods to avoid

Tomato with Syringe Needle

Cancer is a disease which involves abnormal growth of cells. The cells undergo changes and start spreading from one part of the body to another. This property of cancer cells to spread is called metastasis.

In the estimates made in 2018, 1.8 million cases of cancer have appeared newly with around 9.6 million deaths occurring worldwide.


‘Prevention is better than cure’- a well knows quote with a deep truth to it. In order to prevent ourselves from suffering from cancer, we must know the foods that cause cancer. Some of cancer-causing foods to avoid are-

  • Genetically modified foods
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Canned goods
  • Grilled red meat
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Soda and carbonated beverages
  • White flour
  • Hydrogenated oils

When we know the foods we must avoid to prevent cancer, we must also know that there are certain foods to prevent cancer spreading such as-

  • Organic vegetables and fruits
  • Non-starchy vegetables, and also cut back on grains and sugars.
  • Tomato with Syringe Needle


Most common types of cancers are related to the gastrointestinal system. Thus, modifying food choices can greatly help to prevent cancer. The lining of most cans contains bisphenol-A which on a high level of exposure increases the risk of brain cancer.


Hydrogenated oils are unnatural and can cause a change in the shape of cellular membranes creating abnormal cells.


Microwaveable popcorn though very common these days is highly carcinogenic. Artificially popped and butter-soaked corn releases certain toxic fumes and diacetyl which is a carcinogenic chemical.


Artificial sweeteners especially aspartame is highly carcinogenic. Aspartame can be metabolized as the toxin DKP in the body.


Eating red meat even in small quantities is a problem in the perspective of cancer, espy the factory farmed red meat.

These are the top 5 foods to prevent anccer. Although a huge list of foods is present, these five foods which have become extremely common these days should be certainly avoided.


There are certain foods for cancer patients to avoid such as-

  • Deep fried, grilled, barbequed or baked meat because when animal protein is exposed to high heat, carcinogenic byproducts called amines are formed.
  • Excess salt, sugar and oily food intake
  • Processed meats including bacon, ham, and sausages.

Cancer diet cure is a highly debated topic. A diet rich in whole foods like fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and lean protein may prevent cancer. But, no diet has been proved to cure cancer although plant-based and keto diet lower the risk and benefits treatment.

There are certain foods that starve cancer cells, which when taken in correct portions can provide cancer-starving benefits.

  • Cooked tomatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Artichokes
  • Flounder


There are certain miracle foods that cure cancer

  • Turmeric
  • Wild Salmon
  • Goji
  • Garlic
  • Broccoli sprouts
  • Blueberries
  • Avocado
  • Acai

Cancer diet book is the ultimate list of what to eat and what food to avoid. In regard to cancer treatment, every food and drink can be categorized into

  • Foods that feed and strengthen cancer cells
  • Foods that cause cancer
  • Foods that directly interfere with cancer treatment
  • Foods that contain nutrients to kill cancer cells or stop the spread of cancer.

A cancer patient should eat only those foods that are included in the last category i.e those foods that contain nutrients to kill cancer cells or stop the spread of cancer.


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