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These 5 Foods Can Lower Your Risk of Lung Cancer and other Disorders

Diet is known to keep our body organs healthy. Depending on the foods you consume in your diet, you can lower your risk of developing lung disorders and cancer. There’s the need to increase awareness about deadly cancers, including lung cancer.

Lung cancer is facing a significant threat right now – COVID-19. The coronavirus affects the lungs, and you must take care of your lungs to avoid an infection that can turn fatal.

Diet is one way you can prevent lung cancer and other disorders. Incorporating these five foods in your diet can help you lower your risks of lung disorders, including cancer.

  • Soy – Research has suggested that estrogen can cause lung cancer the same way it does in breast cancer development. Soy foods can keep the estrogen under control if you include them in your diet to prevent lung cancer.
  • Cruciferous Vegetables – Cruciferous vegetables include cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. These vegetables are rich in sulforaphane, a compound with cancer-fighting properties and which can help you minimize your risk of developing lung cancer and other diseases.
  • Fatty Fish – Fatty fish like sardines and salmon are highly rich in omega-3 fatty acids that help keep lungs healthy. They work by minimizing the effect of cigarette smoke in the lungs.
  • Orange and Red Foods – Red and orange foods like peppers, oranges, and carrots have carotenoids, which are antioxidants. The antioxidants can protect smokers from lung cancer. Research has that these antioxidants can reduce cancer risk by 25% and 37% in people who smoke.
  • Green Vegetables – Green vegetables like spinach have plenty of folates that can help you prevent lung cancer. Folate, a type of vitamin B, protects body cells from tobacco carcinogens and lowers lung cancer risk.

Since COVID-19 is still lurking around, it’ll be best for you to take precautionary measures to protect your lungs from cancer and any other disorders.

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