As per a report by NCBI (National Center For Biotechnology Information), stomach cancer is the 5th most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world. Only within 2012, around 952,000 stomach cancer cases were diagnosed worldwide.
A list of countries with the highest number of stomach cancer cases in 2012 is displayed below:
What’s The Reason Behind Increasing Stomach Cancer Cases?
Besides smoking, poor diet, and infection with Helicobacter Pylori, Zantac (a medicine to reduce stomach acid, treat an ulcer in intestine and stomach) has been found a major cause of stomach cancer.
As per reports, there are over 12,300 stomach cancer lawsuits filed against Zantac in the recent years. Despite the denial from the manufacturers, the number of heartburn medicine lawsuits continues to shoot and has compelled people to realize the importance of healthy food and lifestyle.
Here is a list of foods to build strong immunity against stomach cancer:
Highly rich in vitamins, dietary fibers, minerals, antioxidant properties, and numerous health benefits, berries can be consumed in many ways.
In total, there are 20 types of berries in the world including- barberry, acai berry, boysenberry, blueberry, cranberry, dewberry, blackberry & many more. Out of all, blackberry contains anthocyanin which lowers the colon cancer impact to a huge extent.
You must have heard, “An Apple a Day Keeps The Doctor Away.” This phrase is absolutely true.
Apples are enriched with polyphenols containing anti-cancer and tumor defeating properties. Polyphenols are not just beneficial against cancer, but prevent cardiovascular diseases, infections, and inflammation.
Be it juice or salad, carrots are healthy and delicious to relish. It contains vitamins A, K, several antioxidants, beta-carotene that strengthens the immune system, and eliminates cancerous cells from the body.
Frequent consumption of carrot helps to reduce prostate and breast cancer to a huge extent while reducing the chances of stomach cancer to 26%. The high amount of beta-carotene turns carrot in a specific orange color and boosts blood count too.
4. Cruciferous Vegetables-
It is a family of Brassicaceae with several species, genera, and cultivars. It includes- cauliflower, cabbage, bok choy, curly kale, kohlrabi, maca, horseradish, rapini, wasabi, tatsoi, daikon, watercress, etc.
All these vegetables contain vitamin K, C, sulforaphane (a plant compound infused with anticancer properties), and a high amount of manganese.
Sulforaphane, when combined with genistein (an isoflavone found in soyabean), can fight breast cancer, and stops the growth of colon cancer cells. Consumption of any cruciferous vegetable at least thrice a week can show progressive results.
It is a plant in the Fabaceae family including- clover, chickpeas, alfalfa, lentils, soybeans, tamarind, mesquite, peanuts, beans, and lupins.
Legumes are high on fiber which helps to reduce the risk of breast, colorectal, and other cancerous cells in the human body. Rest, the benefits completely depend on the consumption amount and form.
6. Fatty Fish-
It is a specific type of fish containing omega-3 fatty acids which comes under the category of good fats.
The most commonly preferred fatty fishes include- trout, salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring, and sardines. All these fishes have 30% oil which helps to lower down the risk of prostate, breast, colon, and other cancer types.
It contains pedunculagin which helps to control the growth of cancerous cells. For the best results, start cooking in walnut oil.
Having these foods in your regular diet is healthy for cancer victims, but we recommend consulting your health practitioner on quantity & form.
Seek Medical Help
The aforementioned list of eatables is readily available in the market at nominal rates. Alternatively, you can have health supplements to make up for the lack of the fresh fruits and vegetables.
Other than these vitamin tablets, medicines like- ibuprofen and aspirin prove effective to lower down the cancer risk in human beings.
Before you go with any of these supplements, consult a health practitioner. Do let us know what you think of this list. Add your recommendations in the comments section below.