The cancer-fighting great 8 [slideshow]

The role of gut bacteria and diet at the cellular level cannot be understated, especially when it comes to the development of cancer.

In fact, researchers estimate that more than 15 percent of cancers are directly linked to a bacterial cause initiated in the gut.

Cell studies have even confirmed that influencing gut bacteria can induce cancer, as they can trigger immune system activation, resulting in an inflammatory reaction in the cells.

On a positive note, it’s also realized that dietary compounds not only help encourage good gut bacteria, but stimulate gut bacteria to produce anti-inflammatory molecules and enzymes that counteract these negative effects.

But when it comes to cancer-fighting compounds, which are the most effective, where do you find them?

Here are eight that are shown to be particularly effective and, as it turns out, these anti-cancer compounds can be found in everyday foods you consume…

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Jedha Dening

By Jedha Dening

Jedha Dening is a qualified nutritionist (MNutr), researcher, author, freelance writer, and founder of type 2 diabetic nutrition site Diabetes Meal Plans. Her masters thesis on nutrition and inflammation was published and then presented at a national scientific conference. She has millions of words published in the health industry across various print and online publications. Having been in the field for over 15 years, she’s incredibly passionate about delving into the latest research to share the myths and truths surrounding nutrition and health. She believes when armed with the right knowledge, we’re empowered to make informed choices that can truly make a difference.