Many researches have found that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is a best way to fight cancer.
Plants contain pigments that give them their colourful hue which indicates their antioxidant content. Antioxidants boost immunity and help fight off many diseases such as cancer. Many of them also contain a large number of nutrients and antioxidants that are directly linked to cancer prevention. Here is a list of colourful fruits and vegetables which have unique properties to fight against cancer.
|Colour of the fruits and vegetables||Types of fruits and vegetables||Unique properties||Type of cancer|
|Green||Cabbage, broccoli, kale turnips, cauliflower, asparagus, green apples, fresh herbs, turnip greens, spinach and Brussels sprouts||Contain high antioxidants known as flavones and/or indoles||Directly linked to prevent various types of cancer|
|Yellow/Orange||Pumpkin, peaches, yellow and orange bell peppers, lemons, sweet potatoes, papaya and apricots||Contain high levels of Vitamin C and beta carotene||Breast cancer|
|Red/Orange||Water melon, tomatoes, red peppers, papaya, guava||Contain high amounts of Lycopene||Prostate cancer|
|Red/Blue/Purple||Berries, figs, beets, pomegranates, grapes, raisins, plums||Contain high levels of antioxidants known as anthocyanins or polyphenols||Prevent certain types of cancer|
|White/Tan/Brown||Garlic and onions, beans and legumes, onions and apples, mushrooms||Rich in antioxidants known as phytochemicals such as allicin, quercetin, fibre content, selenium, vitamin C||Boost the immune system and fight cancer cell growth|