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Healthy food: defending the body from cancer

Cancer is the second deadliest disease in the world and accounted for 1 out of every 6 deaths in 2018. The common perception about this disease is that it is mostly caused by smoking tobacco and consumption of alcohol. However, there is a need to raise awareness that one of the top five causes of cancer is nutrition – more specifically, an unhealthy diet. The growing reliance on technology and lack of physical activity has pushed people towards sedentary lifestyles and made them ignore natural foods that contain immunity-boosting nutrients — some of which help fight conditions like cancer.

For instance, consuming the right diet can reduce a person’s risk of acquiring cancer, especially some of the complex ones such as that of the brain. The brain is an intricate and important, yet highly vulnerable organ in the human body. The spongy brain tissues control all our movements and cognitive abilities like speech, thought and emotions. The growth of a cancerous cell can impact the healthy brain tissues and cause a cancer/tumor over time. However, it is possible to prevent this risk by eating healthy food and a balanced diet right from an early age. Foods that are rich in antioxidants and other vital nutrients can boost the immune system and brain function as well.

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