Fruit is one of the most delicious foods available.  The best thing is that all fruits are beneficial to our body.

They offer vitamins and minerals that our body needs to be in optimum health  Some go beyond and can be helpful in dealing with one of the most delicate diseases that exist:  cancer.

Cancer is an illness that claims the lives of many people every year.

Because of that, we are going to show you some anti-cancer fruits that you should include in your diet to avoid this illness. 

1. Cranberries

Among the best anti-cancer fruits are cranberries,  which are rich in antioxidants.  The specific antioxidant that we find in cranberries is anthocyanin.

The anthocyanin, the ellagic acid, and the uroline that are contained in blueberries minimize the free radicals in DNA that can cause cancer.

These also kill off harmful cells and decrease the growth of cancer cells of the mouth, colon, breasts, and prostate.

Vitamin C is another vitamin that helps prevent cancer.  It is found in abundance in this small and delicious fruit.

This captures the free radicals and protects the DNA cells at the same time it inhibits the growth of tumors.

Be sure to include cranberries on your shopping list.  You can include them in smoothies or eat them alone for a delicious snack.


2. Grapes

Grapes are second in importance on the list of anti-cancer fruit and should be added to your diet whenever possible.

There is a natural compound in the grape peels called resveratrol which is found in abundance in dark red and black grapes.

It has been proven that the treatment of colon cancer cells with the compound resveratrol significantly reduces the activity of ornithine decarboxylase.

This enzyme is the culprit of the growth of cancer cells.  The less of this in your body, the better.

The effects of grapes are not only positive against the growth of colon cancer, but they also help reduce the risk of developing simple tumors in the breasts and the prostate gland.

3. Avocado

Many people think that avocados are vegetables, but in reality, they are fruit and are the best that you can eat.

Anti cancer fruit is rich in good fats.

Avocados are a great source of antioxidant gluten. This helps to destroy and eliminate free radicals that normally mutate our DNA.  They also can cause the growth of cancerous cells.

Avocados also have a high content of vitamin C. Remember that this captures the free radicals and protects the DNA cells, which inhibits the formation of tumors.

The carotenoids found in avocados  (beta carotene, alfa-carotene, and zeaxanthin) help prevent cancer of the breast, prostate and oral cancer. 

The abundance of vitamin E found in avocados drastically reduces the incidence of breast cancer.

Enjoy this fatty fruit in your salads or to give a creamy touch to your smoothies.  If you want to give an interesting touch to your dishes, trying cooking with a bit of avocado oil.

4. Pineapple

One of the anti-cancer fruits loved by everyone is, without a doubt, pineapple.

This exotic fruit contains bromelain, an enzyme that helps to break down protein and has the capacity to capture and kill cancer cells and leave behind the healthy cells.

  • This wonderful enzyme is in the stem as well as in the fruit of the pineapple plant.
  • Bromelain is also very anti-inflammatory and effective to combat extreme pain.  This means that those suffering from arthritis will also find it beneficial.
  • The anti-inflammatory and anti coagulant effects of the bromelain increase your immunity. This makes our body even more effective in the fight against cancer.


Credit: Step to Health