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What Is the Connection Between Food and Cancer?

Dr. Shona Nag is the Director of Oncology from the Sahyadri Group of Hospitals. She will let you know about the foods that can cause cancer, furthermore about the foods that one can consume during their cancer stages.

Can food cause Cancer?

There are many people who want to know about the foods that can cause cancer. Here is a list of foods that can lead to cancer.

Processed Meat –

People in foreign countries mainly consume processed food but consumption of this processed meat has been eaten extensively by the people of India in the form of fast foods like burgers, sausages. Hence, this can be the reason that would lead to cancer.

Red Meat –

Eating red meat (goat meat or mutton) can lead to the risk of cancer.

Alcohol –

Drinking alcohol in great quantities can also increase the risk of various types of cancer such as mouth cancer, colon cancer, throat cancer, prostate cancer, and breast cancer.

Fatty Foods –

Consumption of fatty foods is another reason that can lead to cancer.

Sugar –

Consuming too many sugary drinks such as cold drinks increases the amount of sugar in the body, which leads to obesity and increases the risk of cancer. Sugar forms an inflammation stage and state that can lead to cancer.

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    Foods that Can Prevent Cancer

    Below mentioned are the foods that can help you prevent cancer and protect your body from cancerous germs.

    1. The Indian food that you consume is said to be good for health as it contains antibiotic elements like turmeric, garlic, which works well to help you to prevent cancer.
    2. Consumption of whole grains or multigrain such as oats, pearl millets (bajra), sorghum (jowar), and finger millet (nachni) can protect you from cancer.
    3. Tomato is another food that can help you to prevent cancer. It contains chemicals like lycopene that can reduce your risk of cancer.
    4. Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants. Therefore consumption of orange, red, and yellow fruits can help you to prevent cancer. These foods are known as anti-cancer foods. Further, consumption of green vegetables such as cauliflower, broccoli can also help you to prevent cancer. 


      You are suggested to avoid the consumption of foods that can cause cancer and instead consume more of the foods in your diet that can help you in the reduction of cancer risks. Besides, doing this will help you be healthy and further maintain good health.

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      Dr. Shona Nag

      Sr Medical Oncologist and Director Oncology Dept
      Contact: +91 88888 22222
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